Public Papers of Ronald Reagan 
December 1985

December 1, 1985 
Remarks at the All-Star Tribute to Ronald "Dutch" Reagan in Burbank, California

December 2, 1985 
Remarks at a Fundraising Luncheon for Senator Slade Gorton in Seattle, Washington

December 3, 1985 
Remarks at a White House Ceremony for Participants in the National Initiative on Technology and the Disabled 
Proclamations, December 3, 1985 
Executive Order 12539 -- President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

December 4, 1985 
Remarks to the Students and Faculty at Fallston High School in Fallston, Maryland 
Question-and-Answer Session With Students at Fallston High School in Fallston, Maryland 
Remarks Announcing the Resignation of Robert C. McFarlane as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and the Appointment of John M. Poindexter 
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Robert C. McFarlane as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs 
Appointment of John M. Poindexter as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs 
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Leave of Absence of James M. Beggs as Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
Appointment of 12 Members of the Presidential Task Force on Project Economic Justice, and Designation of the Chairman 
Statement on Signing the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986 
Statement Urging the House of Representatives To Support Tax Reform Legislation

December 5, 1985 
Statement on a NATO Proposal To Reduce Troops in Central Europe 
Proclamation 5417 -- National Consumers Week, 1986

December 6, 1985 
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by Foreign Publications 
Proclamation 5418 -- National Community College Month, 1986

December 7, 1985 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Farm Industry 
Statement on the Death of Former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart 
Proclamation 5419 -- National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week, 1985

December 9, 1985 
Letter to Members of the House of Representatives Urging Support for Tax Reform Legislation 
Message on the Observance of Hanukkah 
Nominations & Appointments, December 9, 1985

December 10, 1985 
Announcement of Donald R. Fortier as Principal Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs 
Nominations & Appointments, December 10, 1985 
Remarks on Signing the Bill of Rights Day and the Human Rights Day and Week Proclamation 
Statement Endorsing the Congressional Conference Agreement on the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Bill 
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

December 11, 1985 
Appointments, December 11, 1985 
Remarks During a White House Briefing for Supporters of Tax Reform

December 12, 1985 
Statement on Signing the Bill Increasing the Public Debt Limit and Enacting the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential Distinguished Executive Awards 
Statement on the Crash of an Airliner Transporting Members of the 101st Airborne Division 
Remarks on Lighting the National Christmas Tree

December 13, 1985 
Nominations & Designations, December 13, 1985

December 14, 1985 
Radio Address to the Nation on Tax Reform and the Situation in Nicaragua 
Remarks at a Dinner for the Board of Governors of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation

December 15, 1985 
Remarks at a Benefit Concert for the Children's Hospital National Medical Center 
Proclamation 5421 -- Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, 1985

December 16, 1985 
Remarks at a Memorial Service in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for the Members of the 101st Airborne Division Who Died in the Airplane Crash in Gander, Newfoundland 
Statement on Signing the China-United States Nuclear Energy Agreement Implementation Bill 
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Observing National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Week

December 17, 1985 
Proclamation 5422 -- Wright Brothers Day, 1985 
Statement on House of Representatives Action on Tax Reform Legislation 
Statement on House of Representatives Approval of Tax Reform Legislation 
Message to the House of Representatives Returning Without Approval the Textile and Apparel Industries Bill 
Statement on Signing the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985

December 18, 1985 
Remarks to Congressional Supporters of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
Nominations, December 18, 1985 
Message on the Observance of Christmas

December 19, 1985 
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Nuclear Tes

ting 
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate on the Designation of Aruba as a Trade Beneficiary Developing Country 
Appointments, December 19, 1985 
Letter to the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means Transmitting Reports Concerning Trade Barriers on Wine

December 20, 1985 
Nomination of Frances M. Norris To Be an Assistant Secretary of Education 
Proclamation 5423 -- Amending the Generalized System of Preferences 
Statement on Signing the Arts, Humanities, and Museums Amendments of 1985

December 21, 1985 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Major Legislative Achievements of 1985

December 23, 1985 
Remarks at the Signing Ceremony for the Food Security Act of 1985 and the Farm Credit Amendments Act of 1985 
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Broadcasters and Editors on the Food Security Act of 1985 and the Farm Credit Amendments Act of 1985 
Statement on Signing the Food Security Act of 1985 
Proclamation 5424 -- Made in America Month, 1985 
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate Transmitting a Report on Soviet Noncompliance With Arms Control Agreements

December 26, 1985 
Memorandum on the Fiscal Year 1987 Budget

December 27, 1985 
Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

December 28, 1985 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan

December 30, 1985 
Executive Order 12540 -- Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay and Allowances 
Executive Order 12541 -- Amending Executive Order 11157 as It Relates to a Basic Allowance for Quarters While on Sea Duty 
Executive Order 12542 -- President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management

December 31, 1985 
New Year's Message to the People of Japan