As lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week from vacation, lobbying to influence House-Senate negotiations on financial reform legislation is beginning in earnest.

On Monday, Chase Manhattan Corp. president and chief executive William B. Harrison Jr. and Citigroup Inc. co-chairman Sanford I. Weill separately hosted meetings with House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, House Majority Leader Richard K. Armey, and Rep. Michael G. Oxley, the chairman of House Commerce's finance subcommittee. The Republican leaders were in New York for a $2,500-a-plate Republican fund-raising luncheon.

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