It’s not often one can say this: Congress is doing a pretty good job.

In a little more than three months since the coronavirus began infecting Americans in large numbers, the legislature has passed some $3.6 trillion in relief measures. It has dedicated billions to vaccine research, loaned $530 billion to keep businesses afloat, enacted significant tax breaks, expanded paid sick leave, boosted unemployment benefits and authorized stimulus checks for 159 million Americans. Last week, in an act of unusual equanimity, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to fix flaws in its small-business lending program.

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