Public Papers of Ronald Reagan 
May 1985 

May 1, 1985 
Executive Order 12513 -- Prohibiting Trade and Certain Other Transactions Involving Nicaragua 
Message to the Congress on Economic Sanctions Against Nicaragua 
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Economic Sanctions Against Nicaragua

May 3, 1985 
Bonn Economic Summit Political Declaration on the 40th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

May 4, 1985 
Bonn Economic Summit Declaration on Sustained Growth and Higher Employment 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Bonn Economic Summit

May 5, 1985 
Remarks at a Commemorative Ceremony at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in the Federal Republic of Germany 
Remarks at a Joint German-American Military Ceremony at Bitburg Air Base in the Federal Republic of Germany 
Toast at the State Dinner in Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany

May 6, 1985 
Remarks to Citizens in Hambach, Federal Republic of Germany 
Proclamation 5335 -- Dr. Jonas E. Salk Day, 1985

May 7, 1985 
Proclamation 5336 -- Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, 1985 
Remarks to Community Leaders in Madrid, Spain 
Remarks Following Discussions With Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez Marquez in Madrid, Spain 
Toast at the State Dinner in Madrid, Spain

May 8, 1985 
Address to a Special Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France 
Letter to General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union on the 40th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

May 9, 1985 
Remarks Following Discussions With Prime Minister Mario Soares in Lisbon, Portugal 
Address Before the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal in Lisbon 
Toast at a Luncheon Hosted by Prime Minister Mario Soares in Lisbon, Portugal 
Toast at the State Dinner in Lisbon, Portugal

May 10, 1985 
The President's News Conference 
Remarks Upon Return From Europe 
Letter Accepting the Resignation of Michael K. Deaver as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff 
Proclamations, May 10, 1985

May 11, 1985 
Radio Address to the Nation on the Trip to Europe and Mother's Day

May 13, 1985 
Statement on the Conference on Confidence and Security Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe 
Nominations & Appointments, May 13, 1985 
Message on the Observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 12 - 18, 1985 
Message on the Observance of Police Week and Police Officers' Memorial Day, May, 1985

May 14, 1985 
Nominations & Appointments, May 14, 1985 
Executive Order 12514 -- Prescribing the Order of Succession of Officers To Act as Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Navy, and Secretary of the Air Force 
Executive Order 12515 -- Generalized System of Preferences 
Proclamation 5339 -- National Science Week, 1985

May 15, 1985 
Message to the Senate Transmitting the International Telecommunication Convention 
Appointment of Two Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations 
Statement on the Exile of Andrei Sakharov and Human Rights in the Soviet Union 
Memorandum on Social Security for Federal Employees

May 16, 1985 
Remarks Following Discussions With President Jose Napoleon Duarte of El Salvador 
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Rescissions and Deferrals 
Nominations & Appointments, May 16, 1985 
Remarks at the Annual Republican Senate/House Fundraising Dinner

May 17, 1985 
Remarks at the Convention of the National Republican Heritage Groups Council 
Nominations, May 17, 1985 
Proclamations, May 17, 1985 
Letter to the Chairwoman of the United States International Trade Commission on the Modification of Import Quotas on Certain Sugar Containing Articles

May 18, 1985 
Radio Address to the Nation on Armed Forces Day and Defense Spending

May 20, 1985 
Remarks at a White House Ceremony Launching the Summer Jobs for Youth Program 
Nominations, May 20, 1985 
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate on the Activities of United Nations Member Countries

May 21, 1985 
Proclamations, May 21, 1985 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Finland-United States Agreement on Nuclear Energy 
Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations 
Informal Exchange With Reporters Prior to a Meeting Between President Reagan and President Roberto Suazo Cordova of Honduras 
Remarks Following Discussions With President Roberto Suazo Cordova of Honduras 
Joint Honduras-United States Communique 
Remarks at the Annual Conference of the Council of the Americas 
Executive Order 12516 -- President's Commission on Executive Exchange

May 22, 1985 
Address at the United States Naval Academy Commencement Exercises in Annapolis, Maryland 
Nomination of Robert M. Kimmitt To Be General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury 
Appointment of the 1985 - 1986 White House Fellows

May 23, 1985 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report on Federal Advisory Committees 
Message to the Congress Transmitting the Annual Report of the Federal Council on the Aging 
Remarks at the Presentation Ceremony for the Presidential Medal of Freedom 
Proclamation 5346 -- National Farm Safety Week, 1985 
Written Responses to Questions Submitted by Il Tempo of Italy

May 24, 1985 
Remarks at the Signing Ceremony for the Internal Revenue Code Amendments Bill 
Nominations, Accordances & Appointments, May 24, 1985 
Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers

May 25, 1985 
Radio Address to the Nation on Tax Reform

May 27, 1985 
Remarks to Participants in the President's Inaugural Bands Parade at Walt Disney's EPCOT Center Near Orlando, Florida 
Remarks at a Fundraising Dinner for Senator Paula Hawkins in Miami, Florida

May 28, 1985 
Nominations, May 28, 1985 
Proclamation 5347 -- Minority Enterprise Development Week, 1985 
Address to the Nation on Tax Reform

May 29, 1985 
Message to the Congress Transmitting Proposed Tax Reform Legislation 
Remarks and a Question-and-Answer Session With Reporters Following Discussions With King Hussein I of Jordan 
Remarks on Tax Reform to Concerned Citizens 
Designation of L.E. Thomas as a Member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy 
Executive Order 12517 -- Delegation Concerning the United States-India Fund for Cultural, Educational, and Scientific Cooperation 
Proclamation 5348 -- Very Special Arts U.S.A. Month, 1985

May 30, 1985 
Remarks at the "Prelude to Independence" Celebration in Williamsburg, Virginia 
Remarks on Arrival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin 
Remarks to Citizens in Oshkosh, Wisconsin 
Nomination of Dennis R. Patrick To Be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission

May 31, 1985 
Remarks at the Great Valley Corporate Center in Malvern, Pennsylvania 
Nominations & Appointments, May 31, 1985 
Message to the Congress Reporting on the Whaling Activities of the Soviet Union