WASHINGTON - As Congress reconvenes today, banking industry lobbyists vying for a spot on the political radar screen this year may wind up victims of their own success in the last session.

This year is the first in decades that financial services lobbyists will not be fixated on pressing financial reform. President Clinton tore down the remaining walls separating the banking, insurance, and securities sectors on Nov. 12 when he signed the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, leaving a troubled bankruptcy reform bill as the only major piece of unfinished financial legislation.

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