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NYS Senate confirms Harris as Dept. of Financial Services superintendent

The state Senate confirmed Governor Kathy Hochul’s nomination of Adrienne A. Harris on as Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) on January 25.

According to a press release from DFS, Superintendent Harris has taken several actions to deliver a fairer financial services system that works for all New Yorkers since her nomination in August 2021.


“As a woman of color, I know first-hand the importance of building a financial system that works for all and not only for the privileged,” said Harris. “I look forward to applying my diverse experiences to preserve and bolster consumer protections while also securing the safety and soundness of industry for a fairer and more just New York economy.”

Her actions include establishing a climate division within the DFS, issuing a proposed amendment to DFS’s debt collection regulation that would help ensure consumers pay only debts they owe and pay only once, and championing the expansion of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), among many other initiatives.



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