Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
May 1983

May 2, 1983
Message to the Congress Reporting on Developments Concerning the Declaration of a National Emergency With Respect to Iran
Appointments
Message to the Congress Transmitting the United States-German Democratic Republic Fishery Agreement
Executive Order 12417 -- Strategic and Critical Materials

May 3, 1983
Message to the Congress Transmitting an Exchange of Notes Extending the United States-Soviet Union Fishery Agreement
Message to the Congress Transmitting an Exchange of Notes Extending the United States-Poland Fishery Agreement
Appointment of Claudine B. Cox as Alternate United States Representative to the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Fund

May 4, 1983
Message on the Observance of Cinco de Mayo
Remarks on Greeting Members of Team America, All-Star Soccer Players
Nomination of D. Lowell Jensen To Be an Associate Attorney General
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Message to the Senate Transmitting the International Coffee Agreement 1983
Message on the Observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 8 - 14, 1983

May 5, 1983
Statement on Action by the House of Representatives on the Nuclear Arms Freeze Resolution
Nominations
Interview With Allan Dale of WOAI-Radio in San Antonio, Texas, on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Remarks at Cinco de Mayo Ceremonies in San Antonio, Texas
Executive Order 12418 -- Transfer of Functions Relating to Financial Responsibility of Vessels for Pollution Liability
Executive Order 12419 -- Implementation of the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships

May 6, 1983
Remarks to Members of the Sheriff's Posse in Sun City, Arizona
Proclamation 5058 -- Older Americans Month, 1983
Remarks at the Annual Members Banquet of the National Rifle Association in Phoenix, Arizona

May 7, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Mother's Day
Statement on Elections in Turkey
Nomination of Jane E. M. Holt To Be a Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission

May 9, 1983
Nomination of Donald I. Hovde To Be a Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board
Remarks at a Fundraising Dinner Honoring Former Representative John M. Ashbrook in Ashland, Ohio

May 10, 1983
Appointments
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session During a United States Chamber of Commerce Teleconference
Announcement of Revised United States Sugar Import Quotas for Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador
Proclamation 5059 -- Flag Day and National Flag Week, 1983

May 11, 1983
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Eastern Pacific Ocean Tuna Fishing Agreement
Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on Nuclear Nonproliferation
Remarks on Presenting the Small Business Person of the Year Award
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Observing National Amateur Baseball Month
Proclamation 5060 -- National Amateur Baseball Month, 1983
Executive Order 12420 -- Incentive Pay for Hazardous Duty
Letter to the Members of the House of Representatives Concerning the Strategic Modernization Program and Nuclear Arms Reduction

May 12, 1983
Nominations
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister George Cadle Price of Belize Following Their Meetings
Letter to Three Senators Concerning the Strategic Modernization Program and Nuclear Arms Reduction
Proclamation 5061 -- National Parkinson's Disease Week, 1983
Executive Order 12421 -- Presidential Commission on the Conduct of United States-Japan Relations
Appointment of Seven Members of the Presidential Commission on the Conduct of United States-Japan Relations, and Designation of Chairman
Remarks at a Republican Fundraising Dinner for Congressional Campaign Committees

May 13, 1983
Appointments & Nominations
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Fiscal Year 1984 Budget

May 14, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on Small Business

May 16, 1983
Remarks at a Meeting of the National Association of Home Builders
Nominations
Announcement of United States Government Support for Private Sector Commercial Operations of Expendable Launch Vehicles
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Chief Executive Officers of Trade Associations and Corporations on Deployment of the MX Missile
Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Helene A. von Damm as United States Ambassador to Austria

May 17, 1983
Remarks to Reporters on the Israel-Lebanon Peace Agreement
Proclamation 5062 -- Management Week in America, 1983
Nomination of Robert H. Morris To Be Deputy Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Remarks at the Awards Presentation Cermony for the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
The President's News Conference

May 18, 1983
Appointments & Nominations
Remarks on Signing a Resolution and a Proclamation Declaring National Andrei Sakharov Day
Proclamation 5063 -- National Andrei Sakharov Day
Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony of William D. Ruckelshaus as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Remarks at the Annual Awards Dinner of the White House News Photographers Association

May 19, 1983
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals
Nominations & Appointments
Message on the Observance of Armed Forces Day

May 20, 1983
Statement on Senate Action on the Fiscal Year 1984 Budget
Statement on the Swearing in of Joseph Sherick as Inspector General of the Department of Defense
Remarks at La Esquina de Tejas Restaurant in Miami, Florida
Remarks at a Cuban Independence Day Celebration in Miami, Florida
Nomination of Jose S. Sorzano To Be Deputy United States Representative to the United Nations
Remarks at a Tribute to Bob Hope at the Kennedy Center
Executive Order 12422 -- Level IV of the Executive Schedule

May 21, 1983
Address at Commencement Exercises at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey
Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Armed Forces Day

May 22, 1983
Message on the Persecutions and Repression in Iran

May 23, 1983
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Local High School Honor Students
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the President's ``E'' and ``E Star'' Awards

May 24, 1983
Message to the Senate Transmitting the United States-Sweden Supplementary Convention on Extradition
Remarks to Reporters Announcing Endorsement of the Defense Department Recommendations for Direct Communication Links Between the United States and the Soviet Union
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the National Medal of Science Awards
Appointments & Nominations
Remarks on Greeting the New York Islanders, the National Hockey League Champions
Statement on House of Representatives Approval of Funding for the MX Missile

May 25, 1983
Nominations & Appointments
Proclamations
Message on the 20th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity
Appointment of the 1983 - 1984 White House Fellows
Statement on Senate Approval of Funding for the MX Missile

May 26, 1983
Nominations
Interview With Foreign Television Journalists
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Robert J. Morris While Serving as Deputy Coordinator for the East-West Program
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister Amintore Fanfani of Italy Following Their Meetings
Executive Order 12423 -- Foreign Assistance and Arms Control
Message on the Observance of Memorial Day
Letter to the President of the National Education Association on Merit Pay for Teachers

May 27, 1983
Statement on the Death of Joseph R. Holmes
Statement on Signing the Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Act of 1983
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone of Japan Following Their Meetings
Nomination of Langhorne A. Motley To Be an Assistant Secretary of State
Remarks on Arrival at the Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference in Virginia

May 28, 1983
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Situation in Lebanon
Radio Address to the Nation on the Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference in Virginia
Statement on Developing Country Issues To Be Discussed at the Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference in Virginia
Remarks at a Reception and Dinner for the Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference Delegations at Carter's Grove Plantation in Virginia

May 29, 1983
Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference Statement on Security Issues

May 30, 1983
Remarks on Reading the Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference Declaration on Economic Recovery|
Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference Declaration on Economic Recovery
Toast at a Dinner for Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference Participants at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center in Virginia

May 31, 1983
Interview With American and Foreign Journalists at the Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference in VirginiaRemarks on Departure From Williamsburg, Virginia