Celebrating the 19th Amendment/Closure Notices

On August 6, join AmericasTownHall virtual celebration "The 19th at 100!" Presented with All in Together, 19th News, the US National Archives, and presidential libraries, a group of women luminaries, and other leading figures will discuss the past, present, and future of women’s equality. The celebration occurs on August 6, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm PDT, to register for this free online event, please see the invitation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-amendment-past-present-and-future-tick...


We're sorry. Due to the coronavirus public health emergency, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum will be closed to the public beginning March 14th until further notice. This includes docents, volunteers and interns. We will continue to respond to written reference requests at reagan.library@nara.gov. Please check our website, reaganlibrary.gov or www.archives.gov/coronavirus  for updates on our operating hours and status.

All public events at the Reagan Library facilities are cancelled until further notice. This includes in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals. Where possible, we will conduct public events and outreach activities online and through virtual meetings. For online education information, please see our educational resources.

Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus) https://www.archives.gov/coronavirus

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.




Message to the Congress on Emergency Deficit Control Measures for Fiscal Year 1986

February 1, 1986

To the Congress of the United States:

In accordance with the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, I herewith report the issuance of the Order to affected agencies to suspend automatic spending increases and sequester or reduce budgetary resources consistent with the Comptroller General's January 21 sequestration or reduction determinations required by the Act, to eliminate the $11.7 billion deficit excess for Fiscal Year 1986. This Order is effective March 1, 1986, unless modified by enacted alternative deficit reduction legislation. A copy of the Order is enclosed.

Heads of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branch agencies have further calculated and are sending to the Congress detailed reports of the base and reduction or sequestration amount by programs, projects, and activities. These calculations are in compliance with the Comptroller General's report.

Ronald Reagan
The White House,
February 1, 1986.