Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
February 1983

February 1, 1983
Interview With Jerry Boyd of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Remarks to Employees at the Chrysler Corporation of St. Louis Assembly Plant in Fenton, Missouri
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session at a Luncheon Meeting of the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association in Missouri
Message to the Congress Reporting a Budget Rescission and Deferrals
Nominations & Appointments

February 2, 1983
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Economic Report of the President
Remarks at a White House Meeting With Jewish Leaders
Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on United States Participation in the United Nations
Nomination of Vincent Puritano To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
Message on the Observance of National Afro-American (Black) History Month, February 1983
Message on the Observance of the Chinese New Year

February 3, 1983
Remarks at the Annual National Prayer Breakfast
Proclamations
Appointments & Nominations
Remarks of the President and Chancellor Bruno Kreisky of Austria Following Their Meetings

February 4, 1983
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Unemployment Rate

February 5, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on the Economic Recovery Program
Appointment of William J. Perry as a Member of the President's Commission on Strategic Forces

February 7, 1983
Question-and-Answer Session With Local Television Anchors on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Commemorating the Bicentennial Year of Air and Space Flight
Remarks at the Swearing-In Ceremony for Elizabeth H. Dole as Secretary of Transportation

February 8, 1983
Remarks at a Ceremony Marking United States Membership in the African Development Bank
Letter to the President of the African Development Bank on United States Membership in the Organization
Executive Order 12403 -- African Development Bank
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Deregulation of Natural Gas
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Editorial Page Writers on Domestic Issues

February 9, 1983
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Message to the Congress Transmitting the United States-Republic of Korea Fishery Agreement
Nominations & Appointments
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Regional Editors and Broadcasters on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues

February 10, 1983
Nominations & Appointments
Proclamation 5020 -- Save Your Vision Week, 1983
Executive Order 12404 -- Charitable Fund-Raising

February 11, 1983
Statement on the Vice President's Trip to Europe and the Secretary of State's Trip to the Far East
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Richard S. Williamson as Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs
Nomination of Richard S. Williamson To Be United States Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria

February 12, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on the Fiscal Year 1984 Budget

February 14, 1983
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session via Satellite to the Young Presidents Organization in Tucson, Arizona
Nominations
Proclamations
Executive Order 12405 -- Establishment of Emergency Board No. 200 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute
Announcement of the Establishment of Emergency Board No. 200 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute

February 15, 1983
Appointment of the Membership of Emergency Board No. 200 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute
Nomination of John Melvin Yates To Be United States Ambassador to Cape Verde
Statement on Signing a Bill To Designate a Nancy Hanks Center in Washington, D.C.

February 16, 1983
Statement on Proposed Caribbean Basin Initiative Legislation
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Tuition Tax Credit Legislation
Proclamation 5023 -- Lithuanian Independence Day
The President's News Conference

February 17, 1983
Nominations & Appointments

February 18, 1983
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister Kare Willoch of Norway Following Their Meetings
Memorandum on Government Patent Policy
Message to the Congress on Proposed Caribbean Basin Initiative Legislation
Executive Order 12406 -- President's Commission on Strategic Forces
Remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Dinner
Statement on the Enforcement-Sensitive Documents of the Environmental Protection Agency

February 19, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on Defense Spending

February 21, 1983
Remarks at a Reception Honoring the National Review
Remarks Following Investiture as an Honorary Member of the Society of the Cincinnati

February 22, 1983
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the 1982 Freedoms Foundation American Friendship Medal to Prime Minister Edward Philip George Seaga of Jamaica
Remarks at the Annual Washington Conference of the American Legion
Designation of Dennis C. Goodman as United States Deputy Representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council
Nomination of Steven Roger Schlesinger To Be Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics
Executive Order 12407 -- Federal Regional Councils
Announcement Concerning the United States Merchant Fleet Shipment of Wheat Flour to Egypt

February 23, 1983
Question-and-Answer Session With Members of the Sperling Breakfast Group on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Nominations & Appointments
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Executive Order 12408 -- Reports on International Organizations

February 24, 1983
Remarks via Satellite to Newsweek Magazine Employees and Press on the 50th Anniversary of the Magazine
Remarks to State and Local Officials on Proposed Federalism Legislation
Announcement Concerning Five Appointments to the Environmental Protection Agency
Nominations & Appointments
Statement on Proposed Emergency Employment and Humanitarian Aid Legislation
Statement on Senate Committee Action on the Nomination of Kenneth L. Adelman To Be Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Federalism Legislation

February 25, 1983
Appointment of Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Appointments and Scheduling
Question-and-Answer Session With High School Students on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues

February 26, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on Proposed Natural Gas Deregulation Legislation

February 27, 1983
Toasts at a White House Dinner Honoring the Nation's Governors

February 28, 1983
Statement on Transmitting to Congress Proposed Natural Gas Deregulation Legislation
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Health Care Incentives Reform Legislation
Nominations & Appointments