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V.I. SENATORS MEET WITH DELEGATE IN WASHINGTON

Members of the 24th Legislature met in Washington, D.C., on Monday with V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christian-Christensen to discuss issues facing the territory. The senators were in the nation's capital to attend the inaugural of President George W. Bush and are expected to return to the territory today and Wednesday.
In a statement, Christensen said she discussed the gasoline excise tax with majority Sens. Almando "Rocky" Liburd, Norma Samuel, Alicia "Chucky" Hansen, Donald "Ducks" Cole and Carlton Dowe.
"Like them, I believe that the economic and social issues before the territory are important and can only be solved with elected leadership working together," Christensen said in the statement. "I am willing, as I have said before, to work with them to achieve mutual goals."
Sens. Vargrave Richards and Douglas Canton of the legislative minority also met with Christensen to talk about a variety of issues, according to the statement.
According to a statement from Sen. Celestino White, majority senators in Washington held "successful" meetings with White House staff and Bush Cabinet nominees over the weekend. White was unavailable for further comment Tuesday, and his staff and Senate spokespersons could not say which members of the Bush team legislators met with.
White House Media Affairs spokesman Scott Stanzel on Tuesday was unable to confirm any meeting with V.I. legislators or the substance thereof. A V.I. government source said any such meeting with White House staff was likely at a social gathering.

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Members of the 24th Legislature met in Washington, D.C., on Monday with V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christian-Christensen to discuss issues facing the territory. The senators were in the nation's capital to attend the inaugural of President George W. Bush and are expected to return to the territory today and Wednesday.
In a statement, Christensen said she discussed the gasoline excise tax with majority Sens. Almando "Rocky" Liburd, Norma Samuel, Alicia "Chucky" Hansen, Donald "Ducks" Cole and Carlton Dowe.
"Like them, I believe that the economic and social issues before the territory are important and can only be solved with elected leadership working together," Christensen said in the statement. "I am willing, as I have said before, to work with them to achieve mutual goals."
Sens. Vargrave Richards and Douglas Canton of the legislative minority also met with Christensen to talk about a variety of issues, according to the statement.
According to a statement from Sen. Celestino White, majority senators in Washington held "successful" meetings with White House staff and Bush Cabinet nominees over the weekend. White was unavailable for further comment Tuesday, and his staff and Senate spokespersons could not say which members of the Bush team legislators met with.
White House Media Affairs spokesman Scott Stanzel on Tuesday was unable to confirm any meeting with V.I. legislators or the substance thereof. A V.I. government source said any such meeting with White House staff was likely at a social gathering.