Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
December 1981


December 1, 1981
Remarks at the 1981 White House Conference on Aging
Nominations & Designations
White House Statement About a Meeting Between the President and President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire
White House Statement on Discharged Air Traffic Controllers

December 2, 1981
Appointment of Forty-Four Members of the President's Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives, and Designation of Chairman
Appointment of Thirteen Members of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Remarks at a Luncheon Meeting With Members of the President's Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives

December 3, 1981
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Max L. Friedersdorf as Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
Nominations & Appointments
Statement About the 1981 White House Conference on Aging
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reporting on the Cyprus Conflict
Remarks in an Interview With Managing Editors on Donestic Issues

December 4, 1981
Appointments & Nominations
Remarks on Signing the Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act, 1982
Statement on United States Intelligence
Executive Order 12333 -- United States Intelligence Activities
Executive Order 12334 -- President's Intelligence Oversight Board
Statement on Signing the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1982
Statement on the Andrei Sakharov's Hunger Strike
Proclamation 4885 -- Bill of Rights Day, Human Rights Day and Week, 1981

December 7, 1981
Informal Exchange With Reporters on Reports of Libyan Assassination Squads
Remarks to Reporters on Progress Toward Achieving Integrity and Efficiency in Federal Programs
Remarks at a Ceremony Honoring the Pilots of the Second Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbua
Nomination of Cathie A. Shattuck To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Statement on the Death of Thomas Corcoran
Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report of the Activities of the United States Participation in the United Nations

December 8, 1981
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Chugach Region Study Report
White House Statement on a Meeting Between the President and President Spyros Kyprianou of Cyprus

December 9, 1981
Statement on Federal Employment of Discharged Air Traffic Controllers
Memorandum About Federal Employment of Discharged Air Traffic Controllers
Message About March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month, January 1982

December 10, 1981
Nomination of Kalo A. Hineman To Be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

December 11, 1981
Nomination of Anthony J. Calio To Be Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Statement on Congressional Action Concerning Fiscal Year 1982 Appropriations

December 12, 1981
Announcement of the Creation of the President's Volunteer Action Awards Program

December 14, 1981
Nominations & Appointments
Excerpts From a Telephone Conversation With Pope John Paul II About the Situation in Poland
Proclamation 4886 -- Wright Brothers Day, 1981

December 15, 1981
Nominations
Remarks on Signing the Continuing Resolution for Fiscal Year 1982 Appropriations

December 16, 1981
Remarks Announcing the Establishment of the National Commission on Social Security Reform
Executive Order 12335 -- National Commission on Social Security Reform
Appointment of the Membership of the National Commission on Social Security Reform
Appointment of Three Members of the Board of Foreign Scholarships

December 17, 1981
Statement About the Plan Selected To Dismantle the Department of Energy
Statement Concerning Parking Fees for Federal Employees
The President's New Conference
Letter to the Chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee Reporting on the Situation in Zimbabwe
Remarks on Lighting the National Community Christmas Tree

December 18, 1981
Excerpt From an Exchange With a Reporter About the Kidnaping of Brigadier General James Dozier
Nomination of J. J. Simmons III To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission

December 21, 1981
Remarks on Signing Executive Order 12336, Establishing the Task Force on Legal Equity for Women
Executive Order 12336 -- Task Force on Legal Equity for Women

December 22, 1981
Exchange With Reporters About Former Polish Ambassador Romuald Spasowski
Statement on Signing the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981
Statement About Distribution of the Cheese Inventory of the Commodity Credit Corporation
Nomination of Michael Hayden Armacost To Be United States Ambassador to the Philippines

December 23, 1981
Appointments & Designations
Proclamation 4887 -- Import Fees on Certain Sugars, Sirups and Molasses
Proclamation 4888 -- Modification of Tariffs on Certain Sugars, Sirups and Molasses
Statement on Signing Proclamations Concerning Imports of Sugar and Sugar Products
Address to the Nation About Christmas and the Situation in Poland
Interview With the President

December 24, 1981
Message About Christmas, 1981

December 27, 1981
Statement on the Situation in Afghanistan

December 29, 1981
Announcement of Establishment of the Emergency Mobilization Preparedness Board
Nominations & Appointments
Excerpt From an Exchange With Reporters on the Situation in Poland
Statement on Signing International Security and Foreign Assistance Legislation
Statement on Signing the Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1982
Statement on Signing Social Security Legislation
Statement on Signing Black Lung Program Reform Legislation
Statement on Signing Legislation Concerning Water Resources Development Projects
Statement on Signing the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Construction Grant Amendments of 1981
Statement on Signing the Union Station Redevelopment Act of 1981
Statement on Signing the Multinational Force and Observers Participation Resolution
Memorandum of Disapproval of Legislation Concerning a Uniform Law on Bankruptcies
Statement on U.S. Measures Taken Against the Soviet Union Concerning Its Involvement in Poland
Proclamation 4889 -- Staged Reduction of Rates of Duty on Certain Products To Carry Out a Trade Agreement With Japan, and Technical Corrections in the Tariff Schedules of the United States

December 30, 1981
Selection of Four Members of the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation

December 31, 1981
Recess Appointments of the Membership of the Legal Services Corporation, and Designation of Acting Chairman