Public Papers of Ronald Reagan 
December, 1982 

December 1, 1982 
 Message to the Congress on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve 
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters Following Meetings With Brazilian President Joao Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo in Brasilia 
Toast at a Dinner Hosted by Brazilian President Joao Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo in Brasilia

December 2, 1982 
Remarks at the United States Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil 
Remarks to Reporters on Action by the House Appropriations Committee Supporting Production of the MX Missile 
Remarks to American and Brazilian Businessmen in Sao Paulo, Brazil

December 3, 1982 
Remarks to the People of Costa Rica 
Statement on Departure From Brazil 
Statement on the United States Unemployment Rate 
Toast at a Luncheon Hosted by Colombian President Belisario Betancur Cuartas in Bogota 
Exchange With Reporters in San Jose, Costa Rica, Following a Meeting With President Alvaro Alfredo Magana Borjo of El Salvador 
Joint Communique Following Discussions With President Alvaro Alfredo Magana Borjo of El Salvador in San Jose, Costa Rica

December 4, 1982 
Remarks to the People of Honduras 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Caribbean Basin Initiative 
Remarks at the Signing of the United States-Costa Rica Extradition Treaty in San Jose 
Toasts of President Reagan and Costa Rican President Luis Alberto Monge Alvarez at a Luncheon Honoring President Reagan in San Jose 
Remarks Following a Meeting With President Roberto Suazo Cordova of Honduras in San Pedro Sula 
Remarks in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Following a Meeting With President Jose Efrain Rios Montt of Guatemala 
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the President's Trip to Latin America

December 5, 1982 
Remarks at a White House Reception for Kennedy Center Honorees

December 6, 1982 
Nominations 
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals 
Letter to Members of the House of Representatives Urging Support for Production of the MX Missile 
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Frank C. Carlucci as Deputy Secretary of Defense

December 7, 1982 
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for President Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan 
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Production of the MX Missile 
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals 
Nomination of Four Members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
Statement on Action by the House of Representatives on Production of the MX Missile 
Toasts of President Reagan and President Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan at the State Dinner

December 8, 1982 
Nominations & Appointments 
Remarks at a White House Luncheon for Members of the President's Task Force on Private Sector Initiatives

December 9, 1982 
Remarks Announcing the Administration Proposal for an Agriculture Payment-in-Kind Program 
Nominations 
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the South African Commando Attack in Lesotho 
Remarks on Presenting the 1982 Awards of the HUD National Recognition Program for Community Development Partnerships 
Memorandum on an Occupational Safety and Health Program for Federal Employees 
Policy Statement on an Occupational Safety and Health Program for Federal Employees 
Remarks at a Dinner Honoring the Republican Majority in the Senate 
Executive Order 12396 -- Defense Officer Personnel Management

December 10, 1982 
Remarks on Signing the Human Rights and Day of Prayer for Poland Proclamations 
Proclamations 
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Production of the MX Missile 
Nominations & Appointments

December 11, 1982 
Radio Address to the Nation on Production of the MX Missile

December 13, 1982 
Remarks on Signing the National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week Proclamation 
Proclamation 5005 -- National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week 
Appointments

December 14, 1982 
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Production of the MX Missile

December 15, 1982 
Nomination of Thomas Edward Cooper To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force 
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister Francisco Pinto Balsemao of Portugal Following Their Meetings

December 16, 1982 
Remarks on Signing the World Communications Year Proclamation 
Proclamation 5006 -- World Communications Year 1983: Development of Communications Infrastructures 
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on United States-Soviet Union Negotiations on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Force Reductions 
Message to the Congress Reporting a Budget Rescission and Deferrals 
Appointment of Mary Rose Hughes as United States Representative on the Joint Commission on the Environment 
Remarks on Lighting the National Community Christmas Tree

December 17, 1982 
Remarks on Signing a Statement on Minority Business Enterprise Development 
Statement on Minority Business Enterprise Development 
Proclamation 5007 -- Fiorello H. La Guardia Memorial Day 
Statement on House of Representatives Approval of the Caribbean Basin Initiative 
Statement on Senate Action on Production of the MX Missile and Announcing the Formation of a Bipartisan Commission To Study Basing Options

December 18, 1982 
Radio Address to the Nation on Economic Recovery and National Defense 
Remarks in an Interview With Independent Radio Network Correspondents on Domestic and Foreign Policy Issues

December 20, 1982 
Memorandum Concerning the Establishment of the President's Council for International Youth Exchange

December 21, 1982 
Remarks of the President and King Hussein I of Jordan Following Their Meetings 
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, Together With a Policy Statement, on Soil and Water Conservation Programs 
Statement on Signing the Congressional Reports Elimination Act of 1982 
Statement on Signing the Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1983

December 22, 1982 
Remarks on Presenting the 1980 and 1981 Young American Medals for Bravery and Service 
Remarks on the Caribbean Basin Initiative to the Ambassadors of Member Nations of the Organization of American States

December 23, 1982 
Executive Order 12397 -- National Commission on Social Security Reform 
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on the Accomplishments of the 97th Congress 
Appointments 
Remarks of the President and King Hussein I of Jordan Following Their Meetings 
Statement on the Fuel Storage Accident in Venezuela

December 25, 1982 
Christmas Day Radio Address to the Nation

December 26, 1982 
Statement on the Third Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

December 27, 1982 
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Drew L. Lewis as Secretary of Transportation

December 28, 1982 
Nominations & Appointments 
Remarks at the Recommissioning Ceremony for the U.S.S. New Jersey in Long Beach, California

December 29, 1982 
Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters on Arrival in Palm Springs, California 
Proclamation 5008 -- National Closed-Captioned Television Month

December 30, 1982 
Statement on the Withholding of United States Funds From the Law of the Sea Preparatory Commission 
Appointments

December 31, 1982 
Executive Order 12398 -- President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control in the Federal Government 
Executive Order 12399 -- Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees