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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen breakfasts with UN chief, looks to cut his funding

The Miami Republican who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee tweeted this morning that she was "Starting b'fast mtng with UN chief to discuss much needed reforms + needed transparency."

And now her committee is holding a hearing that questions U.S. contributions to the UN. Ros-Lehtinen has said she'd like to make them voluntary. She's criticized the UN for its stance toward Cuba, among other issues.

"Small investment in UN buys us efforts to keep peace, fight poverty, halt spread of nuclear, deliver aid," Susan Rice, the U.S.'s Ambassador to the UN tweeted before the hearing. "Worth it."