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 Questions Secretary Sebelius At EC Hearing on ACA Rollout (Washington, DC October 30, 2013) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen was among members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce who had the opportunity to question Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at this morning’s hearings on the Affordable Care Act.
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Christensen Optimistic for Territory’s future following V.I. Senate Approval of HOVENSA Agreement (Washington, DC – November 5, 2013) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen on Tuesday expressed optimism following the 30th Legislature’s Monday night 8-7 vote to ratify the Fourth HOVENSA concession agreement.
“I don’t envy the difficult decisions the senators have to make on behalf of the people of the Virgin Islands, especially during this challenging time,” said Congresswoman Christensen. “I too listened to all sides and took into account my own concerns about best use, our health and the immediate need for economic stimulus and jobs. Now that the V.I. Legislature has ratified the agreement, I am hopeful that the outlook will be far better for St. Croix and the Virgin Islands and all of the people who live here.”
“I think we should commend all senators for their thoughtful deliberations on this matter as they all care about the future of the territory,” Congresswoman Christensen said. “While this is not the only avenue we must pursue to revive the economy
Christensen Looks to Health Disparities Conference on St. Thomas (Washington, D.C. – November 4, 2013) -- Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen said today that she is looking forward to welcoming the Seventh Annual National Conference on Health Disparities which will be held on St. Thomas at the Sugar Bay Resort from November 13 through November 16. “This year, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of the Virgin Islands and other institutions will bring the best national talent and the best local talent together to focus on how to increase access to and the quality of care for communities of color,” Congresswoman Christensen said. “I am pleased that this year’s theme, ‘Reducing Health Disparities through Sustaining and Strengthening Healthy Communities,’” is relevant and worth taking a closer look at in the context of what is happening in the territory with regards to health care,” she said. “I welcome all the local and national scholars, practitioners, and policymakers who will examine the ways we can m
Liberty Day 2013 "D. Hamilton Jackson said do my people do. Let us honor his life and legacy by doing as he would want us to do. And as our children need and deserve us to."
- Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen, Nov. 1, 2013
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