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Public Papers of Ronald Reagan
August, 1981

August 3, 1981
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike 

August 4, 1981
Remarks on Receiving Unspent Fiscal Year 1981 Funds From the Agency for International Development

August 5, 1981
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for President Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt

Letter to Congressional Leaders on the Sale of AWACS and Other Air Defense Equipment to Saudi Arabia
Nominations, August 5, 1981
Remarks at a Meeting With Congressional Leaders Following Passage of Federal Budget Reconciliation and Tax Reduction Legislation
Toasts of President Reagan and President Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt at the State Dinner

August 6, 1981
Remarks of President Reagan and President Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt Following Their Meetings

Message to the Senate Transmitting the United States-Netherlands Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance
Nominations & Appointments, August 6, 1981
Proclamation 4851 -- National Blinded Veterans Recognition Day
Statement on the Death of Ray Bliss
Statement on Signing the Maritime Act of 1981

August 7, 1981
Statement on Signing a Bill Amending the International Investment Survey Act of 1974

August 12, 1981
Nomination of Raymond C. Ewing to be United States Ambassador to Cyprus

August 13, 1981
Remarks on Signing the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters

Statement on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Berlin Wall

August 14, 1981
Nomination of Lenora Cole-Alexander To Be Director of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor

Proclamation 4852 -- National Schoolbus Safety Week
Executive Order 12316 -- Responses to Environmental Damage
Executive Order 12317 -- President's Commission on Hostage Compensation

August 17, 1981
Nomination of Michael H. Newlin To Be United States Ambassador to Algeria

Remarks at a Target '82 Republican Fundraising Reception in Los Angeles, California

August 18, 1981
Nominations, August 18, 1981

August 20, 1981
Remarks on Board the U.S.S. Constellation off the Coast of California

Proclamation 4853 -- Commodore John Barry Day
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Orange County Republicans at a Target '82 Fundraising Reception in Costa Mesa, California

August 21, 1981
Executive Order 12318 -- Statistical Policy Functions

August 24, 1981
Proclamation 4854 -- Women's Equality Day, 1981

August 25, 1981
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate Transmitting the Annual Report on the Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974

Message to the Congress Transmitting for Review a Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Commitment Agreement

August 26, 1981
Nominations, August 26, 1981

August 27, 1981
Nomination of Clinton Dan McKinnon To Be a Member of the Civil Aeronautics Board, and Designation as Chariman

Remarks and A Question-and-Answer Session at the Target '82 Fundraising Reception in Santa Barbara, California

August 28, 1981
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Final Report on the Community Impact of New Military Facilities

Nominations, August 28, 1981

August 29, 1981
Statement on the 41st Birthday of Press Secretary James S. Brady

August 31, 1981
Message to the Congress Transmitting an Alternative Plan for Federal Civilian Pay Increases