Victoria Cram is the co-chair of the firm’s Transportation, Infrastructure & Local Government Public Policy Practice. She brings more than 25 years of federal advocacy experience representing local governments, other public sector entities and nonprofit organizations in Washington DC with a substantive background in urban policy development. She works closely with her clients to strategize on, develop and implement federal legislative and regulatory agendas.
Victoria has a robust record of advocacy on a wide range of topics including transportation and infrastructure, housing, economic development and community development, homeland security, social services, aviation, technology, public safety, preemption of local control and public finance. She specializes in positioning clients to secure federal funding through competitive grants and the appropriations process. She has developed federal legislative and regulatory priorities with mayors and city councils, analyzed the impact of legislation and regulations upon individual cities and implemented legislative strategies by liaison with relevant Congressional delegations, Congressional committees and other members of Congress.
Victoria represents clients as diverse as Miami-Dade County, the City of New Orleans, Portland (Oregon) and Las Vegas.
Before joining the firm, Victoria served as the Director of Government Affairs at a law firm, representing the interests of cities across the United States on a broad array of matters before Congress and federal agencies.
Victoria was an Assistant City Representative at the National Center for Municipal Development. She also served as the assistant to the executive director of the Democratic Study Group in the US House of Representatives and as a staff assistant to Congressman John Sieberling (D-OH).
Assisted in securing the first ever federally-funded streetcar project – US$75 million – under the Small Starts Program.
Assisted in securing federal funding for the expansion of a geothermal system for a Western city. Assisted in obtaining US$85 million for the relocation of an airport terminal in a Southern city.
Assisted in obtaining the only variance to a Safe Drinking Water Act regulation for a major city.
Assisted in preventing the recapture of Community Development Block Grant funds for a medium sized city.
Articles in the National Law Review database by M. Victoria Cram