Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
February 1987

February 2, 1987
Announcement of the Resignation of William J. Casey and the Nomination of Robert M. Gates as Director of Central Intelligence
Letter Accepting the Resignation of William J. Casey as Director of Central Intelligence
Appointment of Donald Ian Macdonald as Special Assistant to the President for Drug Abuse Policy and Director of the Drug Abuse Policy Office
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy
Remarks to the Penn State Nittany Lions, National Collegiate Football Champions
Executive Order 12582 -- Naturalization Requirements Exceptions for Aliens and Non-Citizen Nationals of the United States Who Served in the Grenada Campaign
Proclamation 5605 -- National Poison Prevention Week, 1987

February 3, 1987
Nomination of Jean K. Elder To Be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services
Nomination of Two Members of the National Council on the Handicapped
Appointment of Two Members of the Federal Service Impasses Panel
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Philippine Constitutional Plebiscite
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Honoring the Citizens of Chase, Maryland, Who Assisted in the Amtrak Accident Rescue
Proclamation 5606 -- National Women in Sports Day, 1987

February 4, 1987
Message to the Crew of Stars & Stripes on Winning the America's Cup Competition
Nomination of Van B. Poole To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement
Appointment of Harvey M. Meyerhoff as Chairperson of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council
Appointment of Two Members of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development

February 5, 1987
Remarks at the Annual National Prayer Breakfast
Message on the Observance of National Afro-American (Black) History Month, February 1987
Message on the Observance of Brotherhood/Sisterhood Week, February 15 - 21, 1987
Designation of Dennis R. Patrick as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

February 6, 1987
Letter to the Nation's Governors on Welfare Reform

February 7, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Welfare Reform

February 9, 1987
Message to the Congress Transmitting the 1986 Annual Report of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Supporters of Welfare Reform
Remarks on Greeting the Crew of Stars & Stripes, the America's Cup Winner
Proclamation 5607 -- Congratulating Stars and Stripes on Its Victory in the America's Cup
Message to the Senate Transmitting an Annex to the Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships

February 10, 1987
Remarks to the Annual Leadership Conference of the American Legion
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy

February 11, 1987
Remarks and a Panel Discussion With Community Leaders on Welfare Reform
Nomination of Sally Brayley Bliss To Be a Member of the National Council on the Arts
Designation of Chester E. Norris, Jr., as Deputy United States Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
Appointment of Two Members of the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy
Appointment of Eight Special Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs

February 12, 1987
Statement on Proposed Catastrophic Health Insurance Legislation
Remarks to Students From Hine Junior High School on Abraham Lincoln
Proclamation 5608 -- National Year of Thanksgiving, 1987
Statement on Signing the Emergency Food and Shelter Bill

February 13, 1987
Designation of Julius W. Becton, Jr., as National Defense Stockpile Manager
Remarks Congratulating the New York Giants, 1987 Super Bowl Champions

February 14, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Proposed Catastrophic Health Insurance Legislation

February 17, 1987
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Transmitting a Report on Compliance With Arms Control Agreements
Remarks to Business Leaders at a White House Briefing on Economic Competitiveness
Appointment of Henry A. Duffy as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy
Nomination of Douglas B.M. Ehlke To Be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Nomination of Ruben F. Mettler To Be a Member of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange
Proclamation 5609 -- American Red Cross Month, 1987

February 18, 1987
Nomination of James H. Webb, Jr., To Be Secretary of the Navy
Appointment of Nancy J. Risque as Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary
Informal Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel
Remarks Following Meetings With Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel
Statement on the Death of Bryce N. Harlow

February 19, 1987
Statement on the Lifting of Economic Sanctions Against Poland
Executive Order 12583 -- Food for Progress
Proclamation 5610 -- Restoration of the Application of Column 1 Rates of Duty of the Tariff Schedules of the United States to the Products of Poland
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Trade, Employment, and Productivity Legislation
Appointment of John O. Koehler as Assistant to the President and Director of Communications
Appointment of Frank J. Donatelli as Assistant to the President for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs
Nomination of Ronald S. Cass To Be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission
Nomination of Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr., To Be a Member of the National Science Foundation
Nomination of Alfred J. Fleischer, Sr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships
Executive Order 12584 -- President's Special Review Board
Proclamation 5611 -- National Consumers Week, 1987
Remarks by Telephone to the 14th Annual Dinner of the Conservative Political Action Conference

February 20, 1987
Nomination of Richard Bender Abell To Be an Assistant Attorney General
Remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Luncheon

February 21, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Economic Competitiveness

February 22, 1987
Toast at a White House Dinner Honoring the Nation's Governors

February 23, 1987
Remarks to Members of the National Governors' Association

February 24, 1987
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Catastrophic Health Insurance Legislation
Remarks at a White House Meeting With Members of the Council for a Black Economic Agenda

February 25, 1987
Message to the Congress Reporting on Federal Juvenile Delinquency Programs
Nomination of Beryl Dorsett To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education
Appointment of Two Members of the Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy
Appointment of John Charles Gartland as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy
Designation of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
Appointment of David H. Fulstone II as a Member of the National Commission on Agricultural Finance
Remarks at a White House Briefing on Economic Competitiveness
Proclamation 5612 -- Save Your Vision Week, 1987
Statement on the Iran-Iraq War

February 26, 1987
Remarks on Receiving the Final Report of the President's Special Review Board on the National Security Council
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Low-Income Opportunity Legislation
Proclamation 5613 -- National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, 1987
Nomination of Daryl Arnold To Be United States Ambassador to Singapore

February 27, 1987
Statement on the Resignation of Donald T. Regan and the Appointment of Howard H. Baker, Jr., as Chief of Staff
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Donald T. Regan as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff

February 28, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Deficit Reduction