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Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
April 1983

April 1, 1983
Message to the Congress on Heavyweight Motorcycle Imports
Memorandum on Heavyweight Motorcycle Imports

April 2, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover

April 4, 1983
Nomination of James D. Rosenthal To Be United States Ambassador to Guinea
Message to the Space Shuttle Challenger Astronauts
Proclamations
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate Transmitting Proposed Legislation To Extend the Export Administration Act
Executive Order 12414 -- Establishment of Emergency Board No. 201 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute
Announcement of the Establishment of Emergency Board No. 201 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute

April 5, 1983
Nominations
Executive Order 12415 -- Extension of the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving
Statement on the Presidential Commission on Drunk Driving
Message to the Senate Returning Without Approval the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Claims Settlement Bill
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Fiscal Year 1984 Budget

April 6, 1983
Appointment of the Membership of Emergency Board No. 201 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Students of the Control Data Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Remarks at the National Conference on the Dislocated Worker in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reporting on the Cyprus Conflict
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Civil Rights Commission Reauthorization Legislation
Proclamation 5042 -- Mother's Day

April 7, 1983
Appointments
Remarks to Members of the National Catholic Educational Association
Remarks in a Telephone Conversation With Commander Paul J. Weitz Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Defense Spending
Proclamations

April 8, 1983
Executive Order 12416 -- Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs
Remarks of President Reagan and President Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea of Ecuador Following Their Meetings
Appointments & Nominations

April 9, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on Federal Income Taxes

April 10, 1983
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Situation in the Middle East

April 11, 1983
Nominations
Proclamation 5047 -- National Arthritis Month
Remarks to the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

April 12, 1983
Statement on Direct Communication Links Between the United States and the Soviet Union
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman
Nominations & Appointments
Toasts of the President and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman at the State Dinner

April 13, 1983
Message on the Observance of National Volunteer Week
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the President's Volunteer Action Awards
Appointments

April 14, 1983
Proclamations
Appointments
Remarks to Organization of American States Ambassadors on Pan American Day
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues

April 15, 1983
Nominations & Appointments
Accordance of the Personal Rank of Ambassador to Diana Lady Dougan While Serving as Coordinator for International Communication and Information Policy
Remarks of the President and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of the Federal Republic of Germany Following Their Meetings
Proclamations

April 16, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on Withholding Tax on Interest and Dividends

April 18, 1983
Statement on the United Nations Children's Fund
Statement on the Bombing of the United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Peace Corps Awards
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Observing Crime Victims Week

April 19, 1983
Remarks Endorsing the Recommendations in the Report of the President's Commission on Strategic Forces
Letter to Congressional Leaders Reporting on the Recommendations in the Report of the President's Commission on Strategic Forces
Message on the American Revolution
Appointment of William J. McManus as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships
Proclamation 5053 -- Jewish Heritage Week

April 20, 1983
Remarks on Signing the Social Security Amendments of 1983
Proclamation 5054 -- Death of Federal Diplomatic and Military Personnel in Beirut, Lebanon
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Death of Federal Diplomatic and Military Personnel in Beirut, Lebanon
Appointment of Three Members of the Advisory Committee on the Arts of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

April 21, 1983
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals
Remarks of President Reagan and President Gaston Thorn of the European Commission Following Their Meeting
Nomination of Richard Lee Armitage To Be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
Remarks on Television Job-a-thons to Promoters of Community Service Projects

April 22, 1983
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues
Remarks at the Swearing-in Ceremony for Kenneth L. Adelman as Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Statement on Earth Day
Nominations & Appointments
Statement Announcing the United States Proposal of Long-Term Grain Agreement Negotiations With the Soviet Union
Proclamation 5055 -- National Farm Safety Week

April 23, 1983
Radio Address to the Nation on the Death of Federal Diplomatic and Military Personnel in Beirut, Lebanon
Message on the Observance of Army Reserve Day
Remarks at a Ceremony Honoring the Victims of the Bombing of the United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon

April 25, 1983
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the 1982 Enrico Fermi Awards at the Department of Energy

April 26, 1983
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the President's Meeting With NATO Secretary General Joseph M. A. H. Luns
Nominations & Appointments
Proclamation 5056 -- National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Remarks on Receiving the Final Report of the National Commission on Excellence in Education
Interview With USA Today

April 27, 1983
Remarks to Daily News Crime Fighter Award Winners in New York City
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session at the Annual Convention of the American Newspaper Publishers Association in New York City
Nomination of Madeleine C. Will To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education
Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on Central America

April 28, 1983
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report on Radiation Control for Health and Safety
Appointment of Four Members of the White House Staff
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada Following Their Meetings
Designation of Rhea Seddon as United States Representative to the Australia-America Friendship Week Celebrations
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Nomination of Richard B. Stone To Be Ambassador at Large, Serving as Special Representative of the President to Central America
Nomination of Richard B. Stone To Be Ambassador at Large, Serving as Special Representative of the President to Central America

April 29, 1983
Nominations
Remarks at the Cenikor Foundation Center in Houston, Texas
Remarks at a Fundraising Dinner for Senator John Tower in Houston, Texas
Interview With Katherine Lewis of the Houston Post About the Vice President
Proclamation 5057 -- National Year of Voluntarism

April 30, 1983
Remarks at a Meeting With the University of Houston Basketball Team in Texas
Radio Address to the Nation on Education