President Clinton "strongly opposes" Senate legislation aimed at curbing year-2000 lawsuits and would probably veto it.

According to a statement issued Wednesday by the Office of Management and Budget, the compromise bill sponsored by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would reduce businesses' incentive to prevent year- 2000-related errors and would make it harder for plaintiffs to certify some class actions.

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