Public Papers of Ronald Reagan 
April 1988

April 1, 1988 
Executive Order 12634 -- Delegating Authority to Provide Assistance and Support for Peace, Democracy, and Reconciliation in Central America 
Proclamation 5788 -- National Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day, 1988

April 2, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Federal Role in Scientific Research

April 5, 1988 
Statement on Signing the Montreal Protocol on Ozone-Depleting Substances

April 6, 1988 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on Immigration Amnesty 
Proclamation 5789 -- National Student-Athlete Day, 1988 
Proclamation 5790 -- Dennis Chavez Day, 1988 
Proclamation 5791 -- National Productivity Improvement Week, 1988 
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Reporting on Japanese Whaling Activities

April 8, 1988 
Executive Order 12635 -- Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Panama 
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Reporting on the National Emergency With Respect to Panama 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the National Emergency With Respect to Panama

April 9, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on Economic Growth and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

April 10, 1988 
Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas, Nevada

April 11, 1988 
Nomination of Paul D. Taylor To Be United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic 
Proclamation 5792 -- National Child Care Awareness Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5793 -- Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 1988 
Remarks Announcing the Signing of the Afghanistan Accords 
Remarks on Greeting the 1988 National Collegiate Athletic Association Men's and Women's Basketball Champions 
Nomination of Rush Walker Taylor, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Togo 
Proclamation 5794 -- John Muir Day, 1988

April 12, 1988 
Appointment of William J. Maroni as Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the Economic Policy Council
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Trade Bill 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Afghanistan Accords 
Nomination of Richard Newton Holwill To Be United States Ambassador to Ecuador

April 13, 1988 
Remarks at a White House Briefing for Members of the Young Presidents' Organization 
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Bahamas-United States Legal Assistance Treaty 
Proclamation 5795 -- National Stuttering Awareness Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5796 -- Gaucher's Disease Awareness Week, 1988 
Remarks at the Annual Convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors

April 14, 1988 
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Transmitting the Report on the Export-Import Bank of the United States 
Letter to the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate on Assistance to Mexico and the Bahamas 
Nomination of Daniel Anthony O'Donohue To Be United States Ambassador to Thailand

April 15, 1988 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the Trade Bill 
Remarks at a Luncheon for Members of Vote America 
Nomination of James Eugene Burnett, Jr., To Be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the National Science Board

April 16, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on Drug Abuse and Trafficking

April 18, 1988 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on the United States Military Strike in the Persian Gulf 
Nomination of S. Jay Plager To Be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
Remarks to Representatives of Volunteer Youth Groups 
Proclamation 5797 -- Crime Victims Week, 1988 
Remarks at a White House Meeting With the Associated General Contractors of America 
Appointment of David Spears Addington as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs

April 19, 1988 
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Slain in the War on Drugs 
Nomination of Salvatore R. Martoche To Be a Member of the National Mediation Board 
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate on the United States Military Strike in the Persian Gulf 
Remarks at a Senate Campaign Fundraising Reception for Pete Dawkins of New Jersey 
Remarks at the Electronic Industries Association's Annual Government-Industry Dinner

April 20, 1988 
Proclamation 5798 -- Jewish Heritage Week, 1988 
Proclamation 5799 -- Law Day, U.S.A., 1988 
Executive Order 12636 -- Establishment of Emergency Board No. 213 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute 
Announcement of the Establishment of Emergency Board No. 213 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Netherlands-United States Social Security Agreement 
Nomination of Arch Madsen To Be a Member of the Board for International Broadcasting

April 21, 1988 
Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on Israel-United States Relations 
Nomination of Mary A. Ryan To Be United States Ambassador to Swaziland 
Remarks to the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts in Springfield 
Remarks at the Annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner 
Proclamation 5800 -- National Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Week, 1988

April 22, 1988 
Nomination of Charles Ray Ritcheson To Be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report on Aeronautics and Space Activities 
Message to the Senate Transmitting the Thailand-United States Legal Assistance Treaty 
Nomination of Warren J. Baker To Be a Member of the National Science Board 
Remarks at a White House Briefing for the American Legislative Exchange Council 
Appointment of Gloria Ann Duus as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education 
Statement on Signing the Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 
White House Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Unjustly Persecuted

April 23, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Trade Bill and the Persian Gulf Conflict

April 25, 1988 
Message to the Congress on the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Nicaragua 
Notice of the Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Nicaragua

April 26, 1988 
Remarks on Receiving a Report on American Education 
Nomination of Jane A. Kenny To Be Deputy Director of ACTION 
Proclamation 5801 -- Mother's Day, 1988 
Appointment of Roger L. Stevens as a Member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

April 27, 1988 
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada 
Informal Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting With Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada 
Executive Order 12637 -- Productivity Improvement Program for the Federal Government 
Toasts at the State Dinner for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada

April 28, 1988 
Remarks on Signing the Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988 
Nomination of Charles A. Gargano To Be United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago 
Executive Order 12638 -- Delegation of Functions Relating to the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory and Additional Protocol 
Proclamation 5802 -- National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 1988 
Proclamation 5803 -- Loyalty Day, 1988 
Remarks on Presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to Lady Bird Johnson

April 29, 1988 
Statement on Signing the Big Cypress National Preserve Addition Act 
Proclamation 5804 -- National Arbor Day, 1988 
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Reporting on the National Emergency With Respect to Nicaragua 
Proclamation 5805 -- Amending the Generalized System of Preferences 
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on Amendments to the Generalized System of Preferences 
Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate Transmitting the District of Columbia Budget 
Proclamation 5806 -- National Trauma Awareness Month, 1988 
Message on the Observance of National Nurses Week, May 1 - 7, 1988

April 30, 1988 
Radio Address to the Nation on Free and Fair Trade