|A U.S. legislative measure is a bill until enacted; it then becomes an
act or a law.
Descriptive references to pending legislation should be
lowercase (food-stamp bill, appropriation bill) except for words
Senate bill 217 (S. 217)
House bill 31 (H.R. 31)
but Reform Bill of 1832 (England)
GI Bill of Rights
See acts and laws (federal, state, foreign).