Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
March 1987

March 2, 1987
Letter From Robert M. Gates Requesting the Withdrawal of His Nomination To Be Director of Central Intelligence
Statement on the Withdrawal of the Nomination of Robert M. Gates To Be Director of Central Intelligence
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report on Nuclear Nonproliferation for 1986
Nomination of Robert H. Pelletreau, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Tunisia
Nomination of Midge Decter To Be a Member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba
Nomination of Three Members of the National Council on the Humanities
Proclamation 5614 -- Hatch Act Centennial, 1987

March 3, 1987
Statement on the Death of Danny Kaye
Remarks to Reporters on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Reductions
Proclamation 5615 -- National Year of the Americas, 1987
Message to the Congress on Economic Assistance for Central America
Executive Order 12585 -- Eligibility of Overseas Employees for Noncompetitive Appointment
Executive Order 12586 -- Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1984
Statement Announcing the Nomination of William H. Webster To Be the Director of Central Intelligence
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Patrick J. Buchanan as Assistant to the President and Director of Communications

March 4, 1987
Designation of Douglas D. Danforth as Vice Chairman of the President's Export Council
Appointment of Lois H. Herrington as a Member of the President's Child Safety Partnership
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals
Informal Exchange With Reporters
Announcement of T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., as a Member of the Chief of Staff to the President's Transition Team
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Peter J. Wallison as Counsel to the President
Appointment of Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., as Counsel to the President
Address to the Nation on the Iran Arms and Contra Aid Controversy

March 5, 1987
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Members of the National Newspaper Association
Nomination of James Keough Bishop To Be United States Ambassador to Liberia
Nomination of John Cameron Monjo To Be United States Ambassador to Malaysia
Nomination of Fay S. Howell To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the National Endowment for Democracy
Presidential Determination No. 87 - 10 -- Assistance for the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance

March 6, 1987
Proclamation 5616 -- Federal Employees Recognition Week, 1987
Statement on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Reductions
Proclamation 5617 -- Amending the Generalized System of Preferences
Remarks to Members of the Young Republican National Federation

March 7, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Regional Conflicts
Statement on the Death of Edward Zorinsky

March 9, 1987
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on Nuclear Cooperation With EURATOM
Executive Order 12587 -- Nuclear Cooperation With EURATOM
Letter Accepting the Resignation of John O. Koehler as Assistant to the President and Director of Communications

March 10, 1987
Nomination of Verne L. Speirs To Be Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Nomination of Evan J. Kemp, Jr., To Be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on Soviet Noncompliance With Arms Control Agreements

March 11, 1987
Nomination of Harry O'Connor To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Remarks at the White House Ceremony Opening the ``Roads to Liberty'' Exhibit
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater Announcing the Sub-Saharan Africa Assistance Initiative

March 12, 1987
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Legislation on Federal Credit Reform
Statement on the Death of Woody Hayes
Remarks Following a Meeting With President Daniel T. arap Moi of Kenya
Appointment of Six Members of the Aviation Safety Commission
Memorandum on Grants to State and Local Governments
Statement on the Appointment of Kenneth M. Duberstein as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President

March 13, 1987
Remarks to Business Leaders During a White House Briefing on Budget Reform

March 14, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on National Security and Administration Goals

March 16, 1987
Appointment of Leslye A. Arsht as Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to the President
Appointment of Franklin L. Lavin as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Affairs
Message on the Observance of St. Patrick's Day, 1987
Proclamation 5618 -- To Amend the Quantitative Limitations on Imports of Certain Cheeses
Proclamation 5619 -- Women's History Month, 1987
Proclamation 5620 -- Freedom of Information Day, 1987

March 17, 1987
Remarks at a Ceremony Honoring the Coast Guard for the Rescue of the Crew of the Soviet Merchant Ship Komsomolets Kirgizii
Remarks at a St. Patrick's Day Reception
Toast at a St. Patrick's Day Luncheon

March 18, 1987
Statement on Acid Rain
Executive Order 12588 -- Haitian Assets Title Dispute
Executive Order 12589 -- Transfer of Annual and Sick Leave of Federal Employees
Letter to Congressional Committee Chairmen on Foreign Espionage in the United States
Nomination of Bonnie Guiton To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education
Announcement of Proposed Legislation on High Technology Export Controls
Statement on Michael K. Deaver

March 19, 1987
The President's News Conference

March 20, 1987
Statement on the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987
Remarks on Signing the Afghanistan Day Proclamation
Proclamation 5621 -- Afghanistan Day, 1987
Nomination of Sol Polansky To Be United States Ambassador to Bulgaria
Nomination of John Shad To Be United States Ambassador to the Netherlands
Nomination of LeGree S. Daniels To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education
Nomination of Sherman M. Funk To Be Inspector General of the Department of State
Nomination of James L. Usry To Be a Member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement
Nomination of Nancy Clark Reynolds To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board
Appointment of Two Members of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science
Proclamation 5622 -- National Energy Education Day, 1987
Appointment of Two Members of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

March 21, 1987
Radio Address to the Nation on Budget Reform

March 23, 1987
Statement on the Strategic Defense Initiative
Message to the Senate Transmitting Two Conventions on Nuclear Accidents

March 24, 1987
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Members of the American Business Conference
Statement on Signing the Government National Mortgage Association Securities Bill
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Lewis A. Dunn While Serving as United States Coordinator to the United Nations Conference on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy
Nomination of William Lee Hanley, Jr., To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Appointment of Five Members of the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Appointment of Juan G. Roederer as a Member of the Arctic Research Commission
Proclamation 5623 -- Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy, 1987

March 25, 1987
Informal Exchange With Reporters

March 26, 1987
Informal Exchange With Reporters
Remarks to Area Students in Columbia, Missouri
Informal Exchange With Reporters in Columbia, Missouri
Remarks to Students at Fairview Elementary School in Columbia, Missouri
Remarks to Students at Fairview Elementary School in Columbia, Missouri
Remarks on Departing Fairview Elementary School in Columbia, Missouri
PRemarks at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri
Remarks to the National Governors' Association - Department of Education Conference in Columbia, Missouri
Executive Order 12590 -- National Drug Policy Board

March 27, 1987
Remarks on Signing the Message to the House of Representatives Returning Without Approval the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987
Message to the House of Representatives Returning Without Approval the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987
Statement on Returning Without Approval the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987
Statement by the President on Soviet-United States Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Reduction Negotiations
Statement on the Japan-United States Semiconductor Trade Agreement
Appointment of Rhett B. Dawson as Assistant to the President for Operations

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

March 30, 1987
Remarks at the 1987 Reagan Administration Executive Forum
Appointment of T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., as Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs
Appointment of Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., as a Consultant to the White House

March 31, 1987
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for Prime Minister Jacques Chirac of France
Remarks Announcing the AIDS Research Patent Rights Agreement Between France and the United States
Appointment of James W. Winchester as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy
Appointment of Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr., as a Member of the Board of Foreign Scholarships
Appointment of W. Don MacGillivray as a Member of the National Capital Planning Commission
Appointment of Donna Helene Hearne as a Member of the Executive Committee of the National Summit Conference on Education
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Directive Implementing the Recommendations of the President's Special Review Board for the National Security Council
Nomination of Carl E. Vuono To Be Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Toasts at the State Dinner for Prime Minister Jacques Chirac of France