Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
April 1987

April 1, 1987
Informal Exchange With Reporters
Appointment of Thomas C. Griscom as Assistant to the President for Communications and Planning
Informal Exchange With Reporters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Remarks at a Forum Sponsored by the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Remarks at a Luncheon for Members of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Remarks to the Volunteers and Staff of ``We the People'' in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 2, 1987
Remarks Following a Meeting With Secretary-General Carrington of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Remarks Congratulating the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers On Winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Championship
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Richard G. Darman as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
Appointment of Alison Brenner Fortier as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Statement on the Veto Override of the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987
Nomination of Jack Edwards To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

April 3, 1987
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Marking the Sale of the Consolidated Rail Corporation
Transmitting a Report on the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Remarks to the Indiana University Hoosiers on Winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Championship
Proclamation 5624 -- Interstate Commerce Commission Day, 1987

April 4, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Canada-United States Relations

April 5, 1987
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony in Ottawa, Canada
Informal Exchange With Reporters in Ottawa, Canada
Toast at the State Dinner in Ottawa, Canada

April 6, 1987
Informal Exchange With Reporters on Acid Rain
Address to a Joint Session of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada
Proclamation 5625 -- Know Your Cholesterol Week, 1987

April 7, 1987
Nomination of Carl D. Covitz To Be Under Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Nomination of Jack R. Lousma To Be a Member of the General Advisory Committee of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Nomination of Victor H. Frank, Jr., To Be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, With the Rank of Ambassador
Nomination of Kenneth Leon Nordtvedt, Jr., To Be a Member of the National Science Board
Nomination of Archie C. Purvis To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Nomination of M. Peter McPherson To Be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
Appointment of Twelve Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on United States Embassy Security in Moscow

April 8, 1987
Nomination of William John Maroni To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
Nomination of Thomas C. Ferguson To Be United States Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam
Nomination of Anthony J. Gabriel To Be Inspector General of the United States Information Agency
Appointment of Narendra N. Gunaji as the United States Commissioner on the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico
Appointment of Mary Lou O'Brien as a Member of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
Appointment of Isadore M. Singer as a Member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science
Proclamation 5626 -- National Former POW Recognition Day, 1987
Proclamation 5627 -- Small Business Week, 1987
Remarks at a Meeting With Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations
Remarks at a White House Ceremony To Unveil a Commemorative Stamp Honoring Dr. Harvey Cushing
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy Investigations

April 9, 1987
Nomination of Gerald J. McKiernan To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce
Nomination of Robert M. Smalley To Be United States Ambassador to Lesotho
Nomination of Leslie Lenkowsky To Be a Member of the National Council on the Handicapped
Nomination of John W. Crutcher To Be a Commissioner of the Postal Rate Commission
Proclamation 5628 -- Education Day, U.S.A., 1987
Nomination of B. Wayne Vance To Be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation
Appointment of Two United States Deputy Commissioners to the Commission for the Study of Alternatives to the Panama Canal
Remarks on Arrival in West Lafayette, Indiana
Informal Exchange With Reporters at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana
Remarks to Students and Faculty at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Budget and Soviet-United States Relations
Proclamation 5629 -- Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 1987

April 10, 1987
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session at a Los Angeles World Affairs Council Luncheon in California
Proclamation 5630 -- Arizona Diamond Jubilee Year, 1987
Executive Order 12591 -- Facilitating Access to Science and Technology
Statement on the Executive Order Facilitating Access to Science and Technology
Executive Order 12592 -- President's Commission on Compensation of Career Federal Executives

April 11, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Embassy Security in Moscow and Canada-United States Relations

April 14, 1987
Statement on Tax Reform

April 15, 1987
Nomination of M. Alan Woods To Be Administrator of the Agency for International Development
Statement on Meetings in Moscow Between Secretary of State Shultz and Soviet Leaders
Appointment of William Barclay Allen as a Member of the Commission on Civil Rights

April 16, 1987
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on Nuclear Nonproliferation Guidelines
Appointment of William B. Lytton III as Deputy Special Counsellor to the President
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Meetings in Moscow Between Secretary of State Shultz and Soviet Leaders

April 17, 1987
Statement on Tariff Increases on Japanese Semiconductor Productsm
Proclamation 5631 -- Increase in the Rates of Dutys for Certain Articles From Japan
Memorandum on Tariff Increases on Japanese Semiconductor Products
Nomination of Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
Nomination of James H. Billington To Be Librarian of Congress

April 18, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Soviet-United States Relations
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times in Santa Barbara, California

April 19, 1987
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Military Rebellion in Argentina
Proclamation 5632 -- National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, 1987

April 21, 1987
Notice of the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Nicaragua
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reporting on the Cyprus Conflict
Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Nicaragua
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Spain-United States Agreement on Social Security
Announcement of the Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Executive Order 12593 -- President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities
Nomination of Ewen M. Wilson To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
Nomination of June Gibbs Brown To Be Inspector General of the Department of Defense
Nomination of Charles F. Rule To Be an Assistant Attorney General
Nomination of Dorothy Livingston Strunk To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
Nomination of David F. Demarest To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Holly H. Coors While Serving as Special Representative to the 1987 National Year of the Americas
Appointment of John A. Svahn as United States Commissioner on the Commission for the Study of Alternatives to the Panama Canal
Nomination of Marshall Turner, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Nomination of Lawrence M. Hecker To Be Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
Nomination of Ruth Reeve Jenson To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement
Nomination of Louis L. Guy, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences
Nomination of Robert D. Orr To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
Proclamation 5633 -- Cancer Control Month, 1987
Proclamation 5634 -- Law Day, U.S.A., 1987
Proclamation 5635 -- Older Americans Month, 1987

April 22, 1987
Nomination of Nicholas Platt To Be United States Ambassador to the Philippines
Nomination of Fred J. Eckert for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome
Nomination of Samuel B. Thomsen To Be United States Representative to the Marshall Islands
Nomination of Thomas W. Pauken To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation
Remarks at the White House Correspondents Association Annual Dinner

April 23, 1987
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Transmitting a Report on the Activities of United Nations Member Countries
Proclamation 5636 -- National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 1987
Proclamation 5637 -- Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Year of the Department of Labor
Nomination of Dale A. Petroskey To Be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation
Nomination of Janet L. Norwood To Be Commissioner of Labor Statistics
Nomination of Edward H. Fleischman To Be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission
Statement on Soviet-United States Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Reduction Negotiations
Message to the Congress on United States Military Combatant Commands

April 24, 1987
Proclamation 5638 -- Victims of Crime Week, 1987
Informal Exchange With Reporters
Statement on the Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Morocco-United States Treaty of Peace and Friendship
Appointment of Steven A. Merksamer as a Member of the President's Export Council
Nomination of Ralph J. Erickstad To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute
Nomination of Three Members of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Message to the Congress Transmitting the 1986 Annual Report on the Radiation Control for Safety and Health Act
Nomination of M. Danny Wall To Be a Member of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and Designation as Chairman

April 25, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Free and Fair Trade
Nomination of John R. Wall To Be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

April 26, 1987
Proclamation 5639 -- National Volunteer Week, 1987: Our Constitutional Heritage

April 27, 1987
Remarks at the 75th Annual Meeting of the United States Chamber of Commerce
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Fiscal Year 1988 District of Columbia Budget
Appointment of Three Members of the Presidential Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives

April 28, 1987
Proclamation 5640 -- National Cancer Institute Month, 1987
Proclamation 5641 -- Mother's Day, 1987
Proclamation 5642 -- Father's Day, 1987
Executive Order 12594 -- President's Volunteer Action Award
Interview with White House Newspaper Correspondents
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by the Japanese Newspaper Asahi Shimbun

April 29, 1987
Proclamation 5643 -- National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week, 1987
Statement on House of Representatives Action on the International Trade Bill
Remarks at the Annual Republican Congressional Fundraising Dinner

April 30, 1987
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone of Japan
Toast at the State Dinner for Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone of Japan
Proclamation 5644 -- National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 1987