Donna Marie Christian-Christensen, formerly Donna Christian-Green (born September 19, 1945), is the non-voting Delegate from the United States Virgin Islands to the United States House of Representatives.
Donna Christian-Christensen was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, the daughter of a county judge. She attended St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and earned an M.D. She interned at San Francisco's Pacific Medical Center and performed her residency at Howard University medical center.
Donna Christian-Christensen worked as a physician, first in the emergency room and later in the maternity ward. She then served as medical director for the St. Croix Hospital in St. ...
The deadline to apply for the summer session of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Congressional Internship Program is March 22,according to a press release from the Office of the V.I. Congressional Delegate. The 2012 summer session is slated for May 27 to July 28. The nine-week summer program offers college students from across the nation the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The ...
Delegate Donna Christensen (D-USVI) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) are calling on the U.S. Energy Information Administration to analyze the closing of the Hovensa oil refinery on St. Croix, according to Christensen's office.
In a letter to the agency, Christensen and Waxman -- Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee -- expressed concern about the decision to idle refining capacity in St. Croix, "as it would surely impact the supply of petroleum products and lead to increased energy prices for consumers in the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as the Gulf and East Coast regions," ...
Politic365 Managing Editor Charles D. Ellison talks with Congresswoman Donna Christensen (D), an eight-term delegate representing the United States Virgin Islands, about the recent closure of the HOVENSA oil refinery on St. Croix, the island’s largest private employer.
Christensen described the event as an “economic earthquake” as it will leave nearly 2,000 workers jobless, a crippling economic blow to the territories with a population of nearly 110,000. Virgin Islands Labor Commissioner Albert Bryan predicts St. Croix’s unemployment rate will soar to nearly 20% after ...
Christensen Applauds Obama’s Budget for Territorial Needs (Washington, DC – March 5, 2014) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen said today that President Obama’s proposed FY 2015 budget for the Office of Insular Affairs, Department of Interior reflects increased funding for the territories including the U.S. Virgin Islands. “The President responded directly to our request and provided and $3 million increase in funding for Assistance to the Territories,” she said.
“I am pleased at the funding for energy and economic development projects,” said Congresswoman Christensen. “This should make it possible for the Water and Power Authority (WAPA) to fund their integrated resource plan,” she pointed out. “It can also provide funding for the cancer registry as soon as the Virgin Islands government does its part.”
Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs Lori Faeth said yesterday that the budget of $678.1 million for assistance to the territories works to empower the insular areas by encouraging economic activity, b
Christensen Joins President at Roll Out of Initiative To Help Young Men and Boys of Color (Washington, DC – February 27, 2014) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen joined President Obama as he launched the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, which is aimed at helping young men and boys of color on the path to successful lives. President Obama gathered leaders of business, philanthropy and government to focus on what works. “We can learn from communities that are partnering with local businesses and foundations to connect these boys and young men to mentoring, support networks, and skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way up into the middle class,” he said in a statement.
The Initiative will create a new Presidential Task Force to Expand Opportunity, which bolstered by a Presidential Memorandum, will help determine what public and private efforts are working and how to expand on them. It will assess the impact of federal policies, regulations and programs, recommend incentives for the adoption of national, state, public and pr
Christensen Pushes More ACA for Virgin Islands At IGIA Calls for Territorial Inclusion in Federal Exchange (Washington, DC – February 25, 2014) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen told federal representatives from the White House, Department of Interior and Department of Health and Human Services that territorial residents were being treated as less than second class citizens with regards to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. “To frame the issue in simple terms, my constituents and those of my colleagues equate the ACA or Obamacare with having an exchange,” Congresswoman Christensen said on Tuesday afternoon at the annual meeting of the Interagency Group on Insular Areas (IGIA). “And well they should because the central premise and promise is affordable coverage for all Americans.” The meeting was co-chaired by Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewel and White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs David Agnew. Congresswoman Christensen introduced Senate President Shawn Michael Malone who attended the meeting.