With Capitol Hill consumed by the impeachment of the President and another vacancy for Speaker of the House, banking lobbyists face the prospect of pushing their legislative agendas through the most volatile political climate in at least a quarter century.

Casualties from the highly partisan battleground could include enactment of financial services and bankruptcy reform bills and speedy confirmation of John D. Hawke Jr., who was recently given a recess appointment as Comptroller of the Currency.

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