The House's next round of hearings on financial reform is tentatively set to begin April 28.

Rep. Michael G. Oxley, the chairman of House Commerce's finance subcommittee, plans to hold at least two days of hearings on the legislation. The panel's second hearing is expected to be held in early May, his spokeswoman said Wednesday. House Republican leaders have given the Commerce Committee until May 14 to vote on financial reform.

The finance subcommittee has invited Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. to testify along with industry witnesses.

Meanwhile in the Senate, a highly anticipated meeting to break the logjam on reform has been delayed.

Majority Leader Trent Lott had been expected to meet this week with Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle and Sens. Phil Gramm and Paul S. Sarbanes of the Banking Committee, but the conflict in Yugoslavia and budget issues have prevented that powwow from being scheduled.

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