Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
March 1986

March 1, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on the Defense Budget

March 3, 1986
Remarks at a White House Meeting for Supporters of United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
Appointments, March 3, 1986
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada

March 4, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Situation in Southern Africa
Remarks on Receiving the Department of Education Report on Improving Education
Appointment of Nine Members of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and Designation of the Chairman
Proclamation 5446 -- Women's History Week, 1986
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Legislation on Assistance for Northern Ireland and Ireland
Nomination of Robert M. Gates To Be Deputy Director of Central Intelligence

March 5, 1986
Appointments, March 5, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Conflict in Central America
Remarks to Jewish Leaders During a White House Briefing on United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

March 6, 1986
Remarks at a White House Meeting With the House Republican Whip Organization on United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
Nomination of James C. Fletcher To Be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

March 7, 1986
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Announcing the Appointment of Philip C. Habib as Special Envoy for Central America
Appointment of Philip C. Habib as Special Envoy for Central America
Nominations & Appointments, March 7, 1986
Statement on the Death of Former Senator Jacob K. Javits of New York
Letter to Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole on the Nuclear Testing Limitations Bill

March 8, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

March 10, 1986
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Supporters of United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
Executive Order 12555 -- Protection of Cultural Property
Nomination of Henry Bowen Frazier III To Be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
Remarks at a Dinner for the Republican Congressional Leadership

March 11, 1986
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Regional Editors and Broadcasters on United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
Nominations & Appointments, March 11, 1986

March 12, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Farm Assistance
Informal Exchange With Reporters Prior to Special Envoy Philip C. Habib's Departure for Central America
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the National Medals of Science and Technology
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Rescissions and Deferrals
Interview With Representatives of the Baltimore Sun

March 13, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Situation in South Africa
Nominations & Appointments, March 13, 1986
Remarks at an Exhibit of Weapons Captured in Central America
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Tunisia-United States Convention on Taxation and Fiscal Evasion
Announcement of the Proposal of Barber B. Conable To Be President of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

March 14, 1986
Nomination of Ronald Frank Lehman II for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as the United States Negotiator on Strategic Nuclear Arms
Message on the Observance of St. Patrick's Day, 1986
Remarks to Elected Officials During a White House Briefing on United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
Message to the Congress on Freedom, Regional Security, and Global Peace
Statement Announcing a United States Proposal on Nuclear Testing Limitations
Proclamation 5447 -- Freedom of Information Day, 1986

March 15, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on the Situation in Nicaragua

March 16, 1986
Address to the Nation on the Situation in Nicaragua
Proclamation 5448 -- Increase in the Rates of Duty on Certain Articles From Japan

March 17, 1986
Informal Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Ambassador Philip C. Habib, Special Envoy for Central America
Statement on the Observance of St. Patrick's Day, 1986
Remarks Following Discussions With Prime Minister Garret FitzGerald of Ireland
Message to the Congress Reporting on the National Emergency With Respect to South Africa
Nominations & Appointments, March 17, 1986
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr.

March 18, 1986
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada
Informal Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada
Appointments, March 18, 1986
Toasts at the State Dinner for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada

March 19, 1986
White House Statement on the 30th Anniversary of Sister Cities International
Remarks on Signing the Canada-United States NORAD Agreement and Endorsing the Joint Report on Acid Rain
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Canada-United States Report on Acid Rain
Nominations & Appointments, March 19, 1986
Message to the Congress on United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

March 20, 1986
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Rescissions and Deferrals
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations
Appointments, March 20, 1986
Statement on Signing the Food Security Improvements Act of 1986
Proclamation 5449 -- National Agriculture Day, 1986
Statement on House of Representatives Disapproval of United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

March 21, 1986
Remarks at a White House Reception for Private Sector Supporters of United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
Proclamations, March 21, 1986
Interview With R.W. Apple, Jr., Gerald M. Boyd, and Bernard Weinraub of the New York Times

March 22, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

March 24, 1986
Nominations, March 24, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Gulf of Sidra Incident

March 25, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Nicaraguan Incursion Into Honduras
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Gulf of Sidra Incident
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Haiti-United States Investment Treaty
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Morocco-United States Investment Treaty
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Panama-United States Investment Treaty
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Senegal-United States Investment Treaty
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Turkey-United States Investment Treaty
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Zaire-United States Investment Treaty
Nominations, March 25, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Nicaraguan Incursion Into Honduras

March 26, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Gulf of Sidra Incident
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Nicaraguan Incursion Into Honduras
Nominations, March 26, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes Urging Passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Nicaraguan Incursion Into Honduras
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Fifth National Energy Policy Plan
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Fred F. Fielding as Counsel to the President
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate on the Gulf of Sidra Incident

March 27, 1986
Remarks by Telephone to Vice Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, Commander of the United States 6th Fleet
Statement on the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Informal Exchange With Reporters in New Orleans, Louisiana
Remarks at a Senate Campaign Fundraiser for Representative W. Henson Moore in New Orleans, Louisiana
Statement on Senate Approval of United States Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

March 28, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the United States Antisatellite Weapons Program
Appointment of James A. Kelly as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council

March 29, 1986
Radio Address to the Nation on International Violence and Democratic Values
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Roussel on the Soviet Nuclear Test Ban Proposal

March 30, 1986
Statement on the Death of Actor James Cagney

March 31, 1986
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on United States Actions Against Foreign Unfair Trade Practices
Proclamations, March 31, 1986