Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
December 1984

December 2, 1984
Remarks at a White House Reception for Kennedy Center Honorees

December 3, 1984
Proclamation 5285 -- National Care and Share Day, 1984

December 4, 1984
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for President Jaime Lusinchi of Venezuela
Appointment of Margaret Noonan as Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Speechwriting
Statement on Elections in Grenada
Proclamation 5286 -- National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 1984
Toasts of President Reagan and President Jaime Lusinchi of Venezuela at the State Dinner

December 5, 1984
Statement on the Designation of Paul H. Nitze as Adviser to the Secretary of State at the Arms Control Talks in Geneva, Switzerland
Appointment of James Peter Covey as Senior Director of Near East and South Asian Affairs for the National Security Council and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Remarks Announcing Additional United States Food Assistance to Africa
Statement on Additional United States Food Assistance to Africa
Executive Order 12493 -- President's Commission on Executive Exchange

December 6, 1984
Remarks on Congratulating Doug Flutie, the 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner
Executive Order 12494 -- Hazardous Duty Pay
Interview with Tom Winter and Joseph Baldacchino, Jr., of Human Events

December 7, 1984
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Foreign and Domestic Issues
Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Release of Black Leaders by the Government of South Africa
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Release of Black Leaders by the Government of South Africa

December 10, 1984
Remarks at a Ceremony Marking the Beginning of the President's Citation Program for Private Sector Initiatives
Remarks on Signing the International Human Rights Day Proclamation
Proclamation 5287 -- Bill of Rights Day, Human Rights Day and Week, 1984
Appointment of Two Members of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority for Reports to Congress on Turkey and El Salvador

December 11, 1984
Nomination of Ronald Alan Pearlman To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Kuwaiti Airline Hijacking
Remarks of President Reagan and President Seyni Kountche of Niger Following Their Meetings

December 12, 1984
Proclamation 5288 -- Wright Brothers Day, 1984

December 13, 1984
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Situation in Cyprus
Appointment of Nicholas F. Brady as a Member of the Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries; and Designation as Chairman
Remarks on Lighting the National Christmas Tree

December 14, 1984
Informal Exchange with Reporters on the Defense Budget
Recess Appointment of Bonnie Guiton as a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on an Agreement With Cuba Concerning Immigration and Refugee Matters

December 17, 1984
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Donald S. Lowitz While Serving as United States Representative to the Conference on Disarmament

December 18, 1984
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Defense Budget

December 19, 1984
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Steel Import Agreements

December 21, 1984
Message on the Observance of Christmas
Message on the Observance of Hanukkah
Informal Exchange With Reporters on Foreign and Domestic Issues
Executive Order 12495 -- Emergency Board To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute
Announcement of the Establishment of Emergency Board No. 207 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute

December 26, 1984
Statement on the Fifth Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

December 27, 1984
Informal Exchange With Reporters on Foreign and Domestic Issues
Proclamations, December 27, 1984

December 28, 1984
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by Yomiuri Shimbun of Tokyo, Japan
Executive Order 12496 -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay and Allowances
Proclamation 5291 -- To Modify Duties on Certain Articles Used in Civil Aircraft and on Globes

December 29, 1984
Executive Order 12497 -- President's Advisory Committee on Mediation and Conciliation