Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
December 1987

December 1, 1987
Letter to the Speaker and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives on the Continuing Appropriations Resolution
Nomination of Leonard H.O. Spearman, Sr., To Be United States Ambassador to Rwanda
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Area High School Seniors in Jacksonville, Florida
December 2, 1987
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Transmitting a Report on Soviet Noncompliance With Arms Control Agreements
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on Soviet Noncompliance With Arms Control Agreements
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Arms Sale to Bahrain
Statement on Signing the Intelligence Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1988
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Monetary Exchange Rate

December 3, 1987
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Human Rights Supporters
Remarks at the Swearing-In Ceremony for James H. Burnley IV as Secretary of Transportation
Nominations and Appointments
Interview With Television Network Broadcasters
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by the Soviet Newspaper Izvestiya


December 4, 1987
Nomination of Mark Sullivan III To Be General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Unemployment Rate and Deficit Reduction
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989
Remarks at the Swearing-In Ceremony of Don W. Wilson as Archivist of the United States
Remarks to Administration Supporters on Child Pornography and the Supreme Court Nomination of Anthony M. Kennedy
Statement on the Cuban Inmate Riots in Georgia and Louisiana
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by Asia-Pacific News Organizations

December 5, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Deficit Reduction and Soviet-United States Relations
Proclamation 5750 -- Wright Brothers Day, 1987

December 7, 1987
Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting
Statement on Signing the Sentencing Act of 1987
Proclamation 5751 -- National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 1987
Remarks on Lighting the National Christmas Tree

December 8, 1987
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union
Informal Exchange With Reporters on the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting
Remarks on Signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles
Address to the American and Soviet Peoples on the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting
Toasts at the State Dinner for General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the American Bar Association's Rating of Supreme Court Nominee Anthony M. Kennedy

December 9, 1987
Excerpts From an Interview With Conservative Columnists Following the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting
Toast at a Dinner Hosted by Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev

December 10, 1987
Joint Statement on the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting
Remarks on the Departure of General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union
Proclamation 5752 -- Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 1987
Address to the Nation on the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting

December 11, 1987
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With News Editors and Broadcasters
Nominations and Appointments
Proclamation 5753 -- National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week, 1987

December 12, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation Following the Soviet-United States Summit Meeting

December 14, 1987
Remarks to the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Nominations and Appointments
Designation of Jonna Lynne Cullen as Chairman of the President's Commission on Compensation of Career Federal Executives

December 15, 1987
Notice of the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya
Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya
Statement on Signing the Independent Counsel Reauthorization Act of 1987
Message on the Observance of Hanukkah, 1987
Nominations and Appointments

December 16, 1987
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on Low Intensity Conflict Policy
Remarks Following Discussions With Prime Minister Giovanni Goria of Italy
Statement on Michael K. Deaver
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Faith Ryan Whittlesey as United States Ambassador to Switzerland

December 17, 1987
Nominations and Appointments
Executive Order 12617 -- President's Advisory Committee on Mediation and Conciliation
Remarks at the Swearing-In Ceremony for Ann D. McLaughlin as Secretary of Labor
Remarks Announcing Senate Minority Leader Dole's Endorsement of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the South Korean Elections

December 19, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Foreign Issues and the Budget

December 21, 1987
Nominations and Appointments
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Montreal Protocol on Ozone-Depleting Substances

December 22, 1987
Appointment of Alexander P. Papamarkou as a Member of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission
Executive Order 12618 -- Uniform Treatment of Federally Funded Inventions
Executive Order 12619 -- Half-Day Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on Thursday, December 24, 1987
Remarks on Signing the Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1988 and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
Statement on Signing the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989

December 23, 1987
Message on the Observance of Christmas, 1987
Proclamation 5755 -- Year of New Sweden, 1988
Proclamation 5756 -- National Skiing Day, 1988
Proclamation 5757 -- National Day of Excellence, 1988
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Transmitting the Report on the Generalized System of Preferences

December 24, 1987
Proclamation 5758 -- Amending the Generalized System of Preferences
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on the Status of Chile With Respect to the Generalized System of Preferences
Memorandum on the Status of Chile With Respect to the Generalized System of Preferences
Proclamation 5759 -- Increasing the Rates of Duty on Certain Products of the European Community
Memorandum on Imports From the European Economic Community
White House Statement on Imports From the European Economic Community
Executive Order 12620 -- Delegation of Authority With Respect to the Administration of Justice Program

December 26, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Voluntarism

December 27, 1987
Statement on the Eighth Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

December 29, 1987
Executive Order 12621 -- President's Task Force on Market Mechanisms
Statement on Signing the United States-Japan Fishery Agreement Approval Act of 1987

December 31, 1987
Executive Order 12622 -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay and Allowances
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 1987