Career water and natural resources attorney with experience at the state, federal and executive levels. Former water counsel to Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Understands Capitol Hill and water agency mindsets to help clients navigate regulatory and legislative action.
An experienced water attorney at the forefront of environmental policy, Jessica Kramer takes a creative and measured approach to achieving sustainable results for her clients. Her deep understanding of Congress and executive agencies allows her to craft and deliver on client goals in various policy areas including land use, development and infrastructure. During her time with the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works under Ranking Member Shelley Moore-Capito (R-WV), Jessica provided legal and policy counsel on all matters related to water. She was the principal Republican staffer responsible for drafting, negotiating and managing the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which passed the Senate 89-2. She was also the lead Republican staffer on the water and water-related provisions contained in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, signed into law in November 2021. At the Environmental Protection Agency, Jessica honed her understanding of the enforcement of executive action through oversight of the agency’s review of the Clean Water Act, coordinating actions related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and preparing the assistant administrator and other senior agency leaders to testify before congressional committees.
Before working on Capitol Hill, Jessica was an assistant attorney general for the Wisconsin Department of Justice in the Environmental Protection Unit, where she prosecuted violations referred to the attorney general by state environmental regulatory agencies or requested by district attorneys and served as a defense attorney in suits brought against the state. She also served as a staff attorney and environmental enforcement specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
She is not currently licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.