Congress could become a fully functioning participant in our constitutional apparatus by adopting the following steps:
1) Retrieve the taxing, spending and borrowing powers it has delegated to executive agencies, and place all agencies on annual appropriations regardless of their sources of revenue. This would require statutes signed by the president, to be strictly matters.
2) Should follow the procedures laid down in the Budget Act of 1974, passing individual appropriation bills for the president’s signature on a regular basis.
John Schrand, Belleville