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Public Papers of Ronald Reagan

September 1981

September 1, 1981
Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on the Federal Merit Pay System

September 2, 1981
Remarks at the Illinois Forum Reception in Chicago, Illinois

September 3, 1981
Remarks in Chicago, Illinois, at the Annual Convention and Centennial Observance of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
Exchange With a Reporter on Defense Spending

September 4, 1981
Nominations & Appointments, September 4, 1981
Announcement of the Vice President's Leadership of the U.S. Delegation to the United States-Nigeria Bilateral Talks
Announcement of the Vice President's Foreign Travel
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Assassination of the French Ambassador to Lebanon
Proclamation 4855 -- National Hispanic Heritage Week
Message on the Observance of Labor Day

September 7, 1981
Remarks on Presenting a Check for the Westway Project to Mayor Edward I. Koch in New York, New York
Exchange With Reporters on Defense Spending

September 8, 1981
Appointment of Six Members of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Message to the Senate Transmitting a Protocol to the United States-Jamaica Convention on Taxation and Fiscal Evasion
Recess Appointments, September 8, 1981
Statement & Proclamation on the Death of Roy Wilkins

September 9, 1981
Remarks at the Welcoming Ceremony for Prime Minister Menahem Begin of Israel
Nomination of James F. Goodrich To Be Under Secretary of the Navy
Toasts of the President and Prime Minister Menahem Begin of Israel at the State Dinner
Executive Order 12319 -- River Basin Commissions

September 10, 1981
Message to the Congress Reporting Budget Deferrals
Remarks of the President and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel Following Their Meetings
Remarks at the Dedication of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Corridor at the Department of Defense
Nominations, September 10, 1981
Remarks Following the "Salute to Lionel Hampton" Jazz Concert

September 11, 1981
Remarks on Presenting the Young American Medals for Bravery and Service
Statement on Food Aid for Poland
Appointment of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Members of the Native Hawaiians Study Commission

September 12, 1981
Memorandum on Defense Spending
Statement on Defense Spending by Assistant to the President for Communications David R. Gergen

September 14, 1981
Remarks on Signing a Proclamation Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the British Surrender at Yorktown, Virginia
Proclamation 4857 -- Yorktown Bicentennial
Appointments, September 14, 1981
Remarks at a White House Reception for Members of the Davis Cup and Wightman Cup Tennis Teams
Executive Order 12321 -- Foreign Assistance and Arms Export Control

September 15, 1981
Executive Order 12320 -- Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Remarks at a White House Luncheon for Officials of Black Colleges and Universities
Nominations & Appointments, September 15, 1981
Remarks at a White House Reception for Representatives of the Business Community

September 16, 1981
Nominations, September 16, 1981
Proclamation 4858 -- Citizenship Day and Constitution Week, 1981
Remarks at a White House Luncheon for Representatives of the Hispanic Community

September 17, 1981
Nominations, September 17, 1981
Proclamation 4859 -- National Cystic Fibrosis Week
Executive Order 12322 -- Water Resources Projects

September 18, 1981
Remarks at the Dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Remarks in Denver, Colorado, at the Biennial Convention of the National Federation of Republican Women

September 21, 1981
Remarks at a Breakfast Meeting With Representatives From the Private Sector Engaged in Volunteer Work
Nominations, September 21, 1981
Letter to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees Transmitting Documents Concerning Refugee Admissions Into the United States
Statement on Senate Confirmation of Sandra Day O'Connor as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

September 22, 1981
Remarks on Signing a Petition for a California Referendum on Reapportionment
Message to the Congress Reporting on Developments Concerning the Declaration of a National Emergency With Respect to Iran
Remarks at a Fundraising Event for the Phillips Art Gallery
Remarks at the Annual Ambassadors Ball To Benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society
Executive Order 12323 -- Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba

September 23, 1981
Remarks at a Ceremony Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Letter to the Speaker of the House and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reporting on the Cyprus Conflict
Statement by Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Richard V. Allen Concerning Radio Broadcasting to Cuba
Remarks at a White House Reception and Barbecue for the California and Texas Congressional Delegations

September 24, 1981
Remarks at a White House Reception for District and Appellate Court Judges and Supreme Court Justices
Nominations, September 24, 1981
Announcement of the Resumption of the Micronesian Status Negotiations
Address to the Nation on the Program for Economic Recovery

September 25, 1981
Remarks on the Departure of President Daniel T. arap Moi of Kenya
Statement of Signing the Product Liability Risk Retention Act of 1981
Exchange With Reporters on Departure for Camp David, Maryland

September 28, 1981
Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in New Orleans, Louisiana
Remarks at a Louisiana Republican Fundraising Reception in New Orleans, Louisiana
Nominations, September 28, 1981

September 29, 1981
Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund
Statement on the Death of Former President Romulo Betancourt of Venezuela
Nomination of John Dimitri Negroponte To Be United States Ambassador to Honduras
Message to the Senate Transmitting the United States-Mexico Convention on Stolen or Embezzled Vehicles and Aircraft
Proclamation 4865 -- High Seas Interdiction of Illegal Aliens
Executive Order 12324 -- Interdiction of Illegal Aliens
Message on the Observance of the Jewish High Holy Days
Remarks on the Program for Economic Recovery at a White House Reception for Members of Congress

September 30, 1981 
Nominations & Appointment, September 30, 1981

Executive Order 12325 - Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities

Executive Order 12326 - Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System