WASHINGTON (Online) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted the bill that would impose strict requirements on the US aid to countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Pakistan and Yemen, warning that she will urge a veto if the measure reaches President Obamas desk. The bill would be debilitating to my efforts to carry out a considered foreign policy and diplomacy, and to use foreign assistance strategically to that end, Clinton wrote Tuesday to the members of House Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill, passed by the Republican-dominated committee last week, adopted a sweeping set of policy and funding directions for the State Department. While it is not expected to pass it to the Senate, the measure laid down a marker of Republicans foreign-policy priorities in the upcoming 2012 budget battle. In the letter, obtained from a congressional aide by The Washington Post, Clinton criticised the legislations onerous restrictions on department operations and foreign aid, and the severe curtailing of dues owed to international organisations - including the bills provision to not pay the US dues for the Organisation of American States, the hemispheres main inter-governmental organisation. Clinton wrote the bills ban on aid to countries that dont meet certain anti-corruption standards has the potential to affect a staggering number of needy aid recipients. She also protested the crippling restrictions on security assistance to Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen and the Palestinian Authority. The bill had blocked aid to those four governments unless Clinton certified that no members of terrorist organisations, or their sympathisers, were serving in their administrations. That language was aimed at Islamist groups such as the Palestinian organisation Hamas and Lebanons Hezbollah - which have large followings but are on a US list of terrorist organisations - and the Muslim brotherhood, which is expected to do well in Egypts upcoming elections. It is not considered a terrorist group. Brad Goehner, a spokesman for Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the committee chairwoman, said in reaction to the letter: Its disappointing, particularly given the current debt crises that the Obama administration is fighting to keep sending taxpayer money to foreign organisations and governments that undermine the US interests.