Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
December 1983

December 1, 1983
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Implementation of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act
Remarks of President Reagan and President Amin Gemayel of Lebanon Following Their Meetings
Statement on Signing the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act Amendments of 1983

December 2, 1983
Proclamation 5134 -- Carrier Alert Week, 1983
Appointment of A. C. Lyles as a Member of the President's Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives
Question-and-Answer Session With High School Students on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues

December 3, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on the American Family
Statement on the Death of Representative Clement J. Zablocki

December 4, 1983
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the United States Airstrike in Lebanon
Remarks at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington During the Observance of Hanukkah
Remarks at a White House Reception for Kennedy Center Honorees

December 5, 1983
Remarks During a Conference Call With Chancellor Helmut Kohl of the Federal Republic of Germany and Crewmembers of the Space Shuttle Columbia
Remarks to Members of the National Conference of United States Attorneys
Announcement of the Cultural Agreement Between the United States and India

December 6, 1983
Appointment of Three Members of the Commission on Civil Rights
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring General Jimmy Doolittle
Interview With Garry Clifford and Patricia Ryan of People Magazine

December 7, 1983
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal
Statement on Western Economic Sanctions Against Poland
Toasts of the President and King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal at the State Dinner

December 8, 1983
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Strategic Arms Reduction Talks
Remarks at the National Forum on Excellence in Education in Indianapolis, Indiana
Statement on the Conclusion of the Space Shuttle Columbia Mission
Remarks to Members of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate on United States Armed Forces in Grenada

December 9, 1983
Remarks on Signing the Bill of Rights Day and Human Rights Day and Week Proclamation
Proclamation 5135 -- Bill of Rights Day and Human Rights Day and Week, 1983
Executive Order 12450 -- Interagency Committee on Handicapped Employees

December 10, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on the Situation in Lebanon

December 12, 1983
Interview With Bruce Drake of the New York Daily News
Remarks at the Annual Convention of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society in New York City
Nominations & Appointments

December 13, 1983
Nominations & Appointments
Remarks on Signing the National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week Proclamation
Proclamation 5136 -- National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week, 1983

December 14, 1983
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Proclamations
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate Reporting on United States Participation in the Multinational Force in Lebanon
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Editors of Gannett Newspapers on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues

December 15, 1983
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada Following Their Meeting
Appointments
Remarks on Lighting the National Community Christmas Tree
Interview With Marvin Stone and Joseph Fromm of U.S. News & World Report

December 16, 1983
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Inaugurating the National Endowment for Democracy

December 17, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on Drunk Driving

December 19, 1983
Remarks on Presenting the Presidential Rank Awards to Members of the Senior Executive Service
Proclamations
Memorandum on Nonrubber Footwear Exports From Taiwan

December 20, 1983
Christmas Message
Executive Order 12451 -- Continuation of Export Control Regulations
The President's News Conference

December 21, 1983
Message to the Congress Reporting a Budget Rescission and Deferral
Appointment of Three Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs

December 22, 1983
Statement on Central America Following a Meeting With Ambassador Richard B. Stone
Executive Order 12452 -- Revised List of Quarantinable Communicable Diseases
Nomination of Pringle P. Hillier To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Army
Proclamation 5141 -- Imports of Petroleum and Petroleum Products

December 23, 1983
Executive Order 12453 -- Reports With Respect to Loans and Credits Extended to Poland
Letter Accepting the Resignation of J. Lynn Helms as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
Statement on Humanitarian Assistance for Central America
Interview With Reporters on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues

December 24, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on Christmas

December 27, 1983
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Pentagon Report on the Security of United States Marines in Lebanon
Statement on the Fourth Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Nomination of Reese H. Taylor, Jr., To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and Designation as Chairman

December 28, 1983
Memorandum on Drunk and Drugged Driving

December 29, 1983
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate on the Designation of Certain Countries as Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act Beneficiaries
Proclamation 5142 -- To Amend Proclamation 5133 Implementing the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act
Executive Order 12454 -- President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Executive Order 12455 -- President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the Federal Government

December 30, 1983
Executive Order 12456 -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay and Allowances

December 31, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on New Year's Eve