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 Congratulates Kia’aina on Confirmation to Insular Post (Washington, DC – June 26, 2014) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen congratulated Esther Puakela Kia’aina on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate to the post of Assistant Secretary for Insular Affairs at the Department of Interior.
“I am pleased that Esther Kia’aina has been confirmed to this post which is important for the territories,” said Congresswoman Christensen. “I am confident that with her leadership, the interests of the insular territories will be well served.”
Since her nomination, Kia’aina had been working in the Office of the Secretary of Interior. She previously held the position of First Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources for the State of Hawaii and has served as Chief Advocate for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and as a Land Asset Manager for the Kamehameha Schools Land Asset Division. She has served as Chief of Staff for Congressmen Ed Case and Robert Underwood and Legislative Asst. for Senator Daniel Ak
Christensen Keynotes Transportation Symposium (Washington, DC – June 17, 2014) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen gave the keynote address at the Third Research to Practice Symposium on the Implementation of EDC Initiatives in the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas this morning. The symposium was a joint presentation of the Virgin Islands Department of Public Works and the Puerto Rico Transportation Technology Transfer Center (PR LTAP). The symposium which tackles technical issues in transportation technology will run for three days.
“The implementation of the “Every Day Counts” (EDC) transportation initiatives in the Virgin Islands is a critically important component as we move forward with the implementation of an integrated transportation system to serve the needs of the USVI community,” said Congresswoman Christensen. “The mission of the PR/VI LTAP…is to foster a safe, efficient and environmentally sound surface transportation system by improving skills and increasing knowledge of the transportation wo
Omnibus Territories Act Passes Senate (Washington, DC – June 20, 2014) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen said today that the Omnibus Territories Act S.1237 passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent earlier this week with three important provisions for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“I am pleased that two of my energy provisions, one to direct the Secretary of Interior to develop an energy action plan for the Virgin Islands and another to increase the number of households that qualify for assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 were a part of the measure,” Congresswoman Christensen said. Another provision, directs the General Accountability Office to report to Congress on whether the annual estimates or forecasts of revenue and expenditure of the territories are reasonable and to make recommendations for improving the process for developing estimates and forecasts.
Congresswoman Christensen expressed disappointment that the Senate removed a provision that would raised the amount of m
Christensen Wishes All A Happy Holiday Weekend (Washington, DC – July 2, 2014) – Delegate to Congress Donna M. Christensen extends her best wishes to the entire community this holiday weekend. “This is Freedom Weekend in the Virgin Islands as we celebrate July 3, Virgin Islands Emancipation Day and July 4, American Independence Day, both of which stand in testimony to our people’s everlasting quest for freedom, justice and equality,” said Congresswoman Christensen.
“I would also like to wish all St. Johnians and those who will visit the island, a happy and safe festival celebration,” she said. “As you celebrate your 60th in peace and friendship, I wish you the best of Virgin Islands hospitality and camaraderie,” she said. “I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend.”
In honor of the holidays, Congresswoman Christensen’s offices will be closed on Thursday, July 3rd and on Friday, July 4th. They will re-open on Monday, July 7.