Public Papers of Ronald Reagan, December 1986
December 1986

December 1, 1986
Remarks at a Meeting With the President's Special Review Board for the National Security Council
Nominations and Appointments
Executive Order 12575 -- President's Special Review Board

December 2, 1986
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs Howard on the Soviet-United States Nuclear and Space Arms Negotiations
Address to the Nation on the Investigation of the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
Appointment of Frank C. Carlucci as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Executive Order 12576 -- Victims of Terrorism Compensation
Proclamation 5580 -- National Aplastic Anemia Awareness Week, 1986
Proclamation 5581 -- National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week, 1986
Proclamation 5582 -- National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 1986
Proclamation 5583 -- National SEEK and College Discovery Day, 1986

December 3, 1986
Proclamation 5584 -- Year of the Reader, 1987
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Women Entrepreneurs

December 4, 1986
Remarks Following Discussions With President Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Larry M. Speakes as Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Resignation of T. Burton Smith, Physician to the President
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Resignation of Carlton E. Turner as Deputy Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy

December 5, 1986
Proclamation 5585 -- Walt Disney Recognition Day, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy

December 6, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy

December 7, 1986
Remarks at a White House Reception for the Kennedy Center Honorees

December 8, 1986
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Awards
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Taiwan-United States Trade Agreement
Proclamation 5586 -- National Alopecia Areata Awareness Week, 1986
Proclamation 5587 -- Made in America Month, 1986
Proclamation 5588 -- Wright Brothers Day, 1986

December 9, 1986
Remarks Following Discussions With President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire

December 10, 1986
Remarks on Signing the Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week Proclamation
Proclamation 5589 -- Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 1986
Appointment of John E. Hutton, Jr., as Physician to the President
Proclamation 5590 -- United Way Centennial, 1887 - 1987

December 11, 1986
Message on the Observance of Christmas
Statement on the Death of Walter J. Stoessel
Remarks on Lighting the National Christmas Tree

December 12, 1986
Remarks at a White House Briefing for the American Legislative Exchange Council
Statement on the Political Situation in Poland

December 13, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on Economic Growth and Budget Reform

December 15, 1986
Remarks on Signing the National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week Proclamation
Proclamation 5591 -- National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week, 1986
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals
Memorandum on the Review of Federal Regulatory Programs

December 16, 1986
Statement on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
Statement on the Revitalization of the Machine Tool Industry

December 18, 1986
Statement on the Resignation of United States Ambassador Arthur Adair Hartman
Nominations and Appointments
Statement on the Hospitalization of William J. Casey
Proclamation 5592 -- National Burn Awareness Week, 1987

December 19, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Soviet Dissidents Andrei Sakharov and Yelena Bonner
Statement on the Appointment of an Independent Counsel To Investigate the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization
Nomination of Gen. Robert T. Herres To Be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

December 20, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on Family Values

December 22, 1986
Proclamation 5593 -- National Year of the Teacher and National Teacher Appreciation Day
Remarks on Signing the 1987 National Day of Prayer Proclamation
Proclamation 5594 -- National Day of Prayer, 1987
Statement on United Nations Reforms
Executive Order 12577 -- Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on Friday, December 26, 1986

December 23, 1986
Remarks on Receiving the Report of the National White House Conference on Small Business
Nomination of James Abdnor To Be Administrator of the Small Business Administration
Notice of the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya
Senate on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya

December 26, 1986
Appointment of David Abshire as Special Counsellor to the President

December 27, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on Administration Accomplishments
Statement on the Seventh Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

December 29, 1986
Remarks on Presenting Presidential Citizens Medals to the Designer and Crew of the Voyager in Los Angeles, California

December 30, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Trade With the European Community and Brazil
Statement on the Death of Harold Macmillan
Proclamation 5595 -- Imposition of Temporary Surcharge on Imports of Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Memorandum on the Export of Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Memorandum on the Export of Softwood Lumber Products From Canada

December 31, 1986
Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Czechoslovak Human Rights Initiative
New Year's Radio Address to the People of the Soviet Union
Executive Order 12578 -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Federal Pay and Allowances
Executive Order 12579 -- President's Advisory Committee on Mediation and Conciliation
Appointment of Robert A.G. Monks as a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board