Sec. of State Clinton will face questions from the public in House hearing next week

She also announced that the committee has set up a "whistleblower" feature that allows anyone to alert the committee to "any instances of waste or misconduct of which they may be aware."

"It is my hope that these new features will result in increased involvement and feedback from the American people in our Committee proceedings, and I welcome any ideas on how we can further improve and build on these new features going forward," Ros-Lehtinen said.

Ros-Lehtinen can be expected to press Clinton on the situation in Egypt and Libya, as well as issues related to the United Nations. Ros-Lehtinen earlier this month led efforts on the House floor to pass a bill requiring the U.S. government to seek a refund of $179 million in overpaid U.N. dues, but the bill failed to get enough votes for passage under a suspension of House rules.

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