Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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. 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. 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 on House of Representatives Approval of Funding for the MX Missile

May 24, 1983

I am deeply grateful to the Members of both parties in the House who joined together today to take a wise, courageous step forward for America. This bipartisan vote in support of recommendations by the Scowcroft Commission sends an important signal to the world: Americans are uniting in a common search to protect our security, reduce the level of nuclear weapons, and strengthen the peace.

We now look to the Senate to send this same message by supporting the resolution the House passed today. The challenge before us remains great, and I will continue to consult and work closely with Members of the Congress on both sides of the aisle.