Stocks fell Friday, snapping a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500 a day after it and other major indexes returned to record heights.
The selling came as the wait drags on to see whether Congress can reach a deal to send more cash to struggling workers and businesses.
Despite closing lower, the S&P 500 still notched a weekly gain that more than made up its prior week’s loss.
The S&P 500 index fell 13.07 points, or 0.4%, to 3,709.41.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 124.32 points, or 0.4%, to 30,179.05.
The Nasdaq composite gave up 9.11 points, or 0.1%, to 12,755.64.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies dropped 8.06 points, or 0.4%, to 1,969.99.
For the week:
The S&P 500 rose 45.95 points, or 1.3%.
The Dow gained 132.68 points, or 0.4%.
The Nasdaq added 377.77 points, or 3.1%.
The Russell 2000 picked up 58.29 points, or 3%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 478.63 points, or 14.8%.
The Dow is up 1,640.61 points, or 5.7%.
The Nasdaq is up 3,783.03 points, 42.2%.
The Russell 2000 is up 301.52 points, or 18.1%.