Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
December, 1982

December 1, 1982
Message to the Congress on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters Following Meetings With Brazilian President Joao Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo in Brasilia
Toast at a Dinner Hosted by Brazilian President Joao Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo in Brasilia

December 2, 1982
Remarks at the United States Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil
Remarks to Reporters on Action by the House Appropriations Committee Supporting Production of the MX Missile
Remarks to American and Brazilian Businessmen in Sao Paulo, Brazil

December 3, 1982
Remarks to the People of Costa Rica
Statement on Departure From Brazil
Statement on the United States Unemployment Rate
Toast at a Luncheon Hosted by Colombian President Belisario Betancur Cuartas in Bogota
Exchange With Reporters in San Jose, Costa Rica, Following a Meeting With President Alvaro Alfredo Magana Borjo of El Salvador
Joint Communique Following Discussions With President Alvaro Alfredo Magana Borjo of El Salvador in San Jose, Costa Rica

December 4, 1982
Remarks to the People of Honduras
Radio Address to the Nation on the Caribbean Basin Initiative
Remarks at the Signing of the United States-Costa Rica Extradition Treaty in San Jose
Toasts of President Reagan and Costa Rican President Luis Alberto Monge Alvarez at a Luncheon Honoring President Reagan in San Jose
Remarks Following a Meeting With President Roberto Suazo Cordova of Honduras in San Pedro Sula
Remarks in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Following a Meeting With President Jose Efrain Rios Montt of Guatemala
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the President's Trip to Latin America

December 5, 1982
Remarks at a White House Reception for Kennedy Center Honorees

December 6, 1982
Nominations
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals
Letter to Members of the House of Representatives Urging Support for Production of the MX Missile
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Frank C. Carlucci as Deputy Secretary of Defense

December 7, 1982
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for President Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Production of the MX Missile
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals
Nomination of Four Members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Statement on Action by the House of Representatives on Production of the MX Missile
Toasts of President Reagan and President Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan at the State Dinner

December 8, 1982
Nominations & Appointments
Remarks at a White House Luncheon for Members of the President's Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives

December 9, 1982
Remarks Announcing the Administration Proposal for an Agriculture Payment-in-Kind Program
Nominations
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the South African Commando Attack in Lesotho
Remarks on Presenting the 1982 Awards of the HUD National Recognition Program for Community Development Partnerships
Memorandum on an Occupational Safety and Health Program for Federal Employees
Policy Statement on an Occupational Safety and Health Program for Federal Employees
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring the Republican Majority in the Senate
Executive Order 12396 -- Defense Officer Personnel Management

December 10, 1982
Remarks on Signing the Human Rights and Day of Prayer for Poland Proclamations
Proclamations
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Production of the MX Missile
Nominations & Appointments

December 11, 1982
Radio Address to the Nation on Production of the MX Missile

December 13, 1982
Remarks on Signing the National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week Proclamation
Proclamation 5005 -- National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week
Appointments

December 14, 1982
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Production of the MX Missile

December 15, 1982
Nomination of Thomas Edward Cooper To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister Francisco Pinto Balsemao of Portugal Following Their Meetings

December 16, 1982
Remarks on Signing the World Communications Year Proclamation
Proclamation 5006 -- World Communications Year 1983: Development of Communications Infrastructures
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on United States-Soviet Union Negotiations on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Reductions
Message to the Congress Reporting a Budget Rescission and Deferrals
Appointment of Mary Rose Hughes as United States Representative on the Joint Commission on the Environment
Remarks on Lighting the National Community Christmas Tree

December 17, 1982
Remarks on Signing a Statement on Minority Business Enterprise Development
Statement on Minority Business Enterprise Development
Proclamation 5007 -- Fiorello H. La Guardia Memorial Day
Statement on House of Representatives Approval of the Caribbean Basin Initiative
Statement on Senate Action on Production of the MX Missile and Announcing the Formation of a Bipartisan Commission To Study Basing Options

December 18, 1982
Radio Address to the Nation on Economic Recovery and National Defense
Remarks in an Interview With Independent Radio Network Correspondents on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues

December 20, 1982
Memorandum Concerning the Establishment of the President's Council for International Youth Exchange

December 21, 1982
Remarks of the President and King Hussein I of Jordan Following Their Meetings
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, Together With a Policy Statement, on Soil and Water Conservation Programs
Statement on Signing the Congressional Reports Elimination Act of 1982
Statement on Signing the Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1983

December 22, 1982
Remarks on Presenting the 1980 and 1981 Young American Medals for Bravery and Service
Remarks on the Caribbean Basin Initiative to the Ambassadors of Member Nations of the Organization of American States

December 23, 1982
Executive Order 12397 -- National Commission on Social Security Reform
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Accomplishments of the 97th Congress
Appointments
Remarks of the President and King Hussein I of Jordan Following Their Meetings
Statement on the Fuel Storage Accident in Venezuela

December 25, 1982
Christmas Day Radio Address to the Nation

December 26, 1982
Statement on the Third Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

December 27, 1982
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Drew L. Lewis as Secretary of Transportation

December 28, 1982
Nominations & Appointments
Remarks at the Recommissioning Ceremony for the U.S.S. New Jersey in Long Beach, California

December 29, 1982
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Arrival in Palm Springs, California
Proclamation 5008 -- National Closed-Captioned Television Month

December 30, 1982
Statement on the Withholding of United States Funds From the Law of the Sea Preparatory Commission
Appointments

December 31, 1982
Executive Order 12398 -- President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the Federal Government
Executive Order 12399 -- Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees