July 27, 1983

It is good news for all Americans that the House and Senate have again demonstrated bipartisan unity in pursuit of two vital national goals -- strategic modernization and arms control. Their authorization of production of the Peacekeeper missile reaffirms the fact that, as a nation, we are united in our approach to arms reductions and protecting peace.

In May the Congress established a new bipartisan unity endorsing the Scowcroft commission recommendations. In the past 2 weeks, that unity was tested and sustained. Thanks to this bipartisan support, we are now in a stronger position to continue making progress at the START negotiations. If we can maintain our stable, bipartisan, consistent approach here at home, we have a great opportunity to achieve what we all want -- lasting stability in the nuclear balance and significant reductions of nuclear arsenals on both sides.