(CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said Wednesday that congressional leaders had a "constructive" meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House. Both the White House and Congress agree that "it's time to put the talking points aside" in dealing with the debt crisis, he said.
Other countries "want to know whether America's going to get its act together or (if it's) going to become another Greece," McConnell said. "It's time to act."
Republican leaders, however, made clear that they continue to oppose any debt reduction package that includes tax increases.