Advocating Policy Initiatives
before U.S. Congress
Program Reauthorization Laws
During her three decades in Washington, An...
Warner worked with the 1) Government Accountability
a funded PPP Pilot Program, released in March 2004
(GAO-04-419) and wi...
AIR-21: The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the
21st Century (P.L. 106-181)
In this 2000 law, Warne...
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PolicyAdvocacy_2015

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  • 1. Advocating Policy Initiatives before U.S. Congress Program Reauthorization Laws During her three decades in Washington, Ann Warner, managing partner of Ann Warner LLC, has actively participated in the development of legislation resulting in progressive policy enhancements and funding levels for numerous infrastructure programs and services including four surface transportation laws authorizing the Federal-Aid Highway (Mass Transit) reauthorizing the Water Resource Development Act and Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water programs. Surface Transportation Authorization Bills During consideration of the last four surface transportation reauthorization bills, Warner worked to obtain the highest-possible funding levels for highway, transit and other programs. Examples of Warner’s legislative successes include: MAP-21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (P.L. 112-141) This two-year reauthorization was signed into law in July 2012, nearly three years after the previous law expired. Warner’s efforts on behalf of her client, a U.S. subsidiary of an international corporation, included: • Working with other stakeholders to successfully include a provision expanding Private Activity Bonds to water projects (as included in the Senate-passed bill). • encouraging the Administration to request full use of the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) and that HMT funds should be fully expended for harbor operation and maintenance. Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (P.L. 109-59) This authorization was enacted in 2005, more than two years after the previous law expired. On behalf of her corporate client, Warner initiated and mobilized industry support for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Pilot Program that encouraged New Start projects to utilize innovative project resulted in a greater acceptance and use of alternative approaches where several projects pursued participation in this PPP Pilot Program. Surface Transportation Reauthorization Laws MAP-21: Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (P.L. 112-141) SAFETEA-LU: The Safe, Accountable, Act: A Legacy for Users (P.L. 109-59) TEA-21: Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (P.L. 105-178) ISTEA: Intermodal Surface (P.L. 102-240) ANN WARNER LLC transportation | infrastructure | aviation | water
  • 2. Warner worked with the 1) Government Accountability a funded PPP Pilot Program, released in March 2004 (GAO-04-419) and with 2) USDOT, FHWA and FTA Report to Congress on Public-Private Partnerships, also released in 2004. The latter report was required in House-passed report language encouraging expanded use of PPPs in the Fiscal Year 2004 Department of Transportation Appropriation Act, H.R. 2673 (H. Report 108-401) that Warner advocated. SAFETEA-LU also included provisions supported by Warner authorizing project activity – ranging from the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Extension, New York East Side Access, and Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority’s Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor. Other SAFETEA-LU provisions advocated by Warner included: technical changes to the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and expanded use of Private Activity Bonds (PABs) to highway projects. TEA-21: Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (P.L. 105-178) During debate on this 1998 law, Warner successfully helped to eliminate a provision which would have undercut concrete pavement competitiveness in the U.S. concrete paving industry, on behalf of her national trade association client. of 1991 (P.L. 102-240) On behalf of her international trade association client, Warner successfully advocated for expanded opportunities for publicly and privately-owned toll authorities by allowing, to be combined with federal funds on certain Federally funded highway and bridge projects. In addition, she successfully secured provisions providing incentives which later helped served as a cornerstone for Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS) applications. Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Laws reauthorization bills. In addition to advocating the highest-possible funding levels for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and increases in the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program, she has promoted innovative contracting methods, enhancements in the aviation arena. FAA Modernization Act of 2012 (P.L 112–95) since 2007. The law provides a four-year authorization at $15.9 billion annually for FAA and related programs thru FY 2015. Warner advocated approval of report language PFC-funded projects on behalf of her client, a U.S. subsidiary of an international company. Vision 100: Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-176) The law included a continuation of the applied research in 2000, advocated by Warner on behalf of her client, a national trade association. transportation | infrastructure | aviation | water
  • 3. AIR-21: The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (P.L. 106-181) In this 2000 law, Warner successfully advocated for expanded market behalf of her national trade association client. Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-264) On behalf of her international trade association client, Warner was a leading voice to fund the AIP for two years at over $2.2 billion annually and paving the way for long-term airport funding reform. In this law, she also being utilized today with three airport participants. Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-350) In this two-year law, Warner successfully helped to defeate provisions that would have taken away commercial service airports’ proprietary rights to on behalf of her international trade association client, were recognized by the American Society of Association Executives’ Award of Excellence in Government Relations/Most Outstanding Federal Legislative Campaign. Water Resources Development Authorization Warner advocated for reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-144) where she worked with other stakeholders in obtaining the inclusion of several provisions in the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S. 601, S. Rpt. 113-13), as passed by the U.S. Senate: • A “Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act” Program (WIFIA) provision modeled after the existing TIFIA program, which would provide federal credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan • Language requiring the monies deposited into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to be fully spent in accordance with various criteria. Warner also advocated for a public-private partnership pilot program to engage private investment in ports and inland waterways navigation projects. All three of these concepts were later incorporated into the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-1211). transportation | infrastructure | aviation | water Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Laws FAA Modernization Act of 2012 (P.L. 112–95) Vision 100: Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-176) AIR-21: The Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (P.L. 106-181) Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 1996 (P.L. 104-264) Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (P.L. 103-350) Water Resources Development Authorization Water Resources Development Act of 2014

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