Boehner: Senate must act on House bill to avoid fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:37pm EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that congressional leaders agreed at a meeting on avoiding year-end "fiscal cliff" spending cuts and tax increases that the next step should be for the Senate to take action, a Boehner aide said.

"The Speaker told the President that if the Senate amends the House-passed legislation and sends back a plan, the House will consider it - either by accepting or amending," the aide said.

(Reporting By Mark Felsenthal)