Getting clear, concise overview reporting of Agency budget requests will be difficult to attain without congressional enforcement of it’s own related legislation to be clear and concise, with clear objectives and strategic imperatives. Congressional legislation suffers greatly by the availability of word processors and our litigious society’s dependence on overly detailed legislation instead of concise and carefully worded legislation with a clear strategic imperative, high level requirements and a clear statement of the legislations intent. This form of legislation is easier to understand and harder to use for hidden ‘gotchas’ buried in a footnote of sub paragraph 3 on page 1283. Also, this form of legislation is harder to use as an advertisement for one thing by it’s title, while the actual legislated details do the exact opposite (beware of the details of any trumpublican legislation with a good sounding title- just like the trumpublican party, it is not what they say, it is what they do; the devil is often hidden in the details). This is the kind of legislation of our forebears and all legislation before the invention of word processors - now requiring thousand page bills to rename a section of highway. This kind of legislation is dependent upon all three branches of government actually doing their jobs instead of relying upon pages and pages of detailed prescriptive rules generally drafted by staffers and never carefully read. Legislation in the fifties and sixties was like this and congressional oversight along with the power of the purse was the tool to enforce compliance along with judges capable of interpreting and ruling on the stated intent of the legislation without needing to rely upon a prescriptive check list. … … … So, making Agencies justify their requests based upon strategic imperatives, legislated intent and realistic accounting can be an effective tool provided that the Congress provides effective legislation that allows this reporting to inform the public In a consistent manner, allows further discussion of details when necessary, gets our Congress back to dealing with big issues that affect our county’s future in a consistent manner without having to resort to page after page of ‘administrivia’ detail, and gives more Congressional time to actually deliberate legislation or to provide focused oversight to assure that the legislated intent is being followed by agencies and if the legislation may need revision.