Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
January 1986

January 1, 1986
New Year's Messages of President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev

January 2, 1986
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by Noticias de Mexico

January 3, 1986
Remarks at El Centro Naval Air Station, California
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony in Mexicali, Mexico
Toast at a Luncheon Hosted by President Miguel De la Madrid Hurtado in Mexicali, Mexico

January 4, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on Relations With Mexico and Canada

January 6, 1986
Proclamation 5425 -- To Amend the Quantitative Limitations on Imports of Certain Cheeses
Message on the Observance of Orthodox Christmas

January 7, 1986
Appointments, January 7, 1986
Letter Accepting the Resignation of John R. Block as Secretary of Agriculture
Executive Order 12543 -- Prohibiting Trade and Certain Transactions Involving Libya
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate on the National Emergency With Respect to Libya
The President's News Conference

January 8, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Sanctions Against Libya
Statement on the Canada-United States Report on Acid Rain
Interview With Independent Network Washington Bureau Chiefs
Proclamation 5426 -- National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Week, 1986
Executive Order 12544 -- Blocking Libyan Government Property in the United States or Held by U.S. Persons

January 9, 1986
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate on the Blocking of Libyan Government Property in the United States or Held by U.S. Persons

January 10, 1986
Interview With European Journalists on Libya

January 11, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on Economic Growth

January 13, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Iran's Search of the United States Merchant Ship President Taylor
Proclamations, January 13, 1986
Nominations, January 13, 1986

January 14, 1986
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for President Leon Febres-Cordero Ribadeneyra of Ecuador
Executive Order 12545 -- National Commission on Space
Message on the Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Message to the House of Representatives Returning Without Approval the Bill To Establish a Wildlife Refuge at Cape Charles, Virginia
Toasts at the State Dinner for President Leon Febres-Cordero Ribadeneyra of Ecuador

January 15, 1986
Statement on the Soviet-United States Nuclear and Space Arms Negotiations
Remarks to the Students and Faculty at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School
Nominations & Appointments, January 15, 1986
Statement on the Soviet Proposal on Nuclear and Space Arms Reductions
Proclamation 5430 -- National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 1986

January 16, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Soviet Proposal on Nuclear and Space Arms Reductions
Message to the Congress of Racial Equality on the Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Young American Medals
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Congressional Gold Medal Honoring Roy Wilkins

January 17, 1986
Message to the House of Representatives Returning Without Approval the Federal Employees' Benefits Improvement Bill
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes Following the President's Meeting With Ciriaco De Mita of Italy

January 18, 1986
Proclamation 5431 -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on Martin Luther King, Jr., and Black Americans

January 21, 1986
Statement on the Resumption of the Conference on Security and Confidence Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe
Letter to Chairman James D. Robinson III of the United Way of America
Nominations & Appointments, January 21, 1986
Proclamation 5432 -- National Jaycee Week, 1986

January 22, 1986
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report on Aeronautics and Space Activities
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Biennial Report on Science and Technology
Remarks to Participants in the March for Life Rally
Remarks at a White House Luncheon for the Presidential Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives

January 23, 1986
Remarks to Business Leaders During a White House Briefing on the Sale of Conrail
Nominations & Appointments, January 23, 1986

January 24, 1986
White House Statement on the President's Meeting With Afghan Children
Nominations, Designations & Appointments, January 24, 1986
Remarks to Business Leaders During a White House Briefing on the Fiscal Year 1987 Budget

January 25, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on the State of the Union
Proclamation 5433 -- Truck and Bus Safety Week, 1986

January 26, 1986
Interview With Tom Brokaw of NBC News Prior to Super Bowl XX

January 27, 1986
Remarks to Business Leaders During a White House Briefing on the Fiscal Year 1987 Budget
Nominations & Designations, January 27, 1986

January 28, 1986
Exchange With Reporters on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger
Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger
Proclamation 5434 -- Death of American Astronauts on Board Space Shuttle Challenger

January 29, 1986
Remarks Announcing the Nomination of Richard E. Lyng To Be Secretary of Agriculture
Nominations, Designations & Appointments, January 29, 1986
Proclamations, January 29, 1986

January 30, 1986
Statement on the Presidential Election in the Philippines
Appointment of Eugene J. McAllister as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the Economic Policy Council
Remarks at the Annual Dinner of the Conservative Political Action Conference

January 31, 1986
Remarks at the Memorial Service for the Crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger in Houston, Texas
Proclamation 5437 -- Suspending Most-Favored-Nation Status for Afghanistan
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Transmitting a Report on Compliance With Arms Control Agreements
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency