Reagan Library Closure

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 Please check our website, or  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)

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




Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Senate Budget Resolution

May 2, 1986

The President believes it is essential that a budget resolution be passed by the U.S. Congress. If we are to maintain a strong economic recovery and sustained growth it will require a clear signal that the deficit targets required by Gramm-Rudman-Hollings be met. The Senate has developed a budget package that falls short of the President's requested levels for providing a strong defense. It calls for additional revenues above the levels he believes appropriate. And the domestic spending reductions envisioned in the resolution are more modest than what the President feels is appropriate. In addition, while the proposal covers a 3-year timeframe, he believes a 1-year focus is more appropriate.

Nonetheless, the Senate has struggled to meet its obligations under Gramm-Rudman-Hollings and send a positive signal to working men and women of the country and the rest of the world that we are staying on a path to a balanced budget. While the President has serious reservations about individual aspects of the Senate budget resolution, he believes it is important that the Senate passes a budget for 1987 and recognizes their effort. The consequences of failure to act under Gramm-Rudman-Hollings are too great. Therefore, given the Senate's action, he looks forward to working with the Congress to ensure more acceptable levels are reached for defense, taxes, and spending reductions.