Clinton Vetoes Bill With Funds for NIH and Pell Grants

President Clinton vetoed a fiscal-2000 spending bill last week that included $17.9-billion for the National Institutes of Health and would have raised the maximum Pell Grant by $175.

The measure passed Congress with narrow party-line majorities, giving Republicans little hope of overriding the veto.

The plan included $300-million more for education than the President wanted, but G.O.P. leaders didn't spend the money the way Mr. Clinton had