Pelosi: Senate must act following 'constructive' White House meeting

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) described Friday's White House meeting on the "fiscal cliff" as "candid and constructive," saying President Obama urged Senate leaders to strike a compromise.

Pelosi struck an optimistic tone following the meeting, saying it now falls to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to come up with a compromise.

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"It's about working together to put something together, and we're eagerly awaiting what form that might take," she told reporters at the Capitol. "Let's have the Senate put something together and see where that takes us.

"Candor is constructive, and I think it moved us, but we'll see," she added.

According to Pelosi, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) made "very clear" that he would not move any legislation to address the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts without action from the Senate first.

"He's not going to bring up something unless something comes over," she said.

She also could not say for certain whether House Democrats would back a proposal that extended current tax rates on income above $250,000, the party's original threshold for tax increases.

"It's very hard to answer anything in isolation. Depends on what the package is," she said.