Jim Martin Tables

The Jim Martin table is an homage to Jim Martin, a long-time director of federal relations at the National Governors Association and a big supporter of FFIS in its early days. He requested the table because he wanted to show changes in federal funding for major programs on one sheet of paper. We’re told he carried it wherever he went, including Washington, DC’s metro, where he was seen distributing it to anyone who was interested. Alas, Jim is gone but his eponymous table lives on.

2014

Jim Martin Table: President Releases FY 2015 Budget

Jim Martin Table
March 4, 2014

Summary 

The Jim Martin Table has been updated to reflect national totals for major discretionary and mandatory funding as proposed in the president's FY 2015 budget.

 



Jim Martin Table: FY 2014 Omnibus

Jim Martin Table
January 14, 2014

Summary 

The Jim Martin table has been updated to reflect the FY 2014 omnibus spending package released on January 13, 2014. The omnibus provides final FY 2014 discretionary funding levels for all 12 annual appropriations bills. It also provides a total of $1.012 trillion in discretionary spending for FY 2014, the level set by the Bipartisan Budget Act (H.J. Res. 59) in December 2013. The bill passed Congress on January 16, 2014.



2013

Jim Martin Table: Congress Enacts Short-Term FY 2014 CR

Jim Martin Table
October 18, 2013

Summary 

The Jim Martin table has been updated to reflect the October 17th budget agreement signed by the president (H.R. 2775), making continution appropriations for FY 2014 through January 15, 2014. The agreement sets funding for discretionary programs at the FY 2013 post-sequester spending level. Funding for mandatory programs reflects current law estimates and a cut of -7.2% for those mandatory programs subject to sequester under the Budget Control Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-25). These cuts were scheduled to take place on October 1, 2013. 



Jim Martin Table: House Passes FY 2014 CR

Jim Martin Table
September 23, 2013

Summary 

The Jim Martin table has been updated to reflect the Continuting Resolution (CR, H.J. Res. 59) passed by the House on September 20, 2013. The CR sets funding for discretionary programs at the FY 2013 post-sequester spending level. Funding for mandatory programs reflects current law estimates and a cut of -7.2% for those mandatory programs subject to sequester under the Budget Control Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-25). These cuts are scheduled to take place on October 1, 2013. 



Jim Martin Table: Update on FY 2014 Appropriations

Jim Martin Table
July 23, 2013

Summary 

The Jim Martin table has been updated to reflect the most recent action on FY 2014 appropriations. It now includes funding levels for Commerce-Justice-Science and Homeland Security programs approved by the full Senate appropriations panel, as well as funding for Enviromental Protection Agency (EPA) programs included in the House subcommittee's draft bill. 



Jim Martin Table: Latest on FY 2014 Appropriations

Jim Martin Table
June 11, 2013

Summary 

The Jim Martin table has been updated to reflect the most recent action on FY 2014 appropriations in the House. It reflects funding levels from the House Homeland Security bill which has passed the full House, and the House Agriculture bill which has been approved by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. In addition, this Jim Martin table includes updated final funding levels for FY 2013, which in most cases, reflect figures from agency operating plans.



Jim Martin Table: President Releases FY 2014 Budget

Jim Martin Table
April 10, 2013

Summary 


The Jim Martin Table has been updated to reflect national totals for major discretionary and mandatory funding as proposed in the president's FY 2014 budget proposal.



Jim Martin Table: Congress Passes Final FY 2013 Appropriations

Jim Martin Table
March 22, 2013

Summary 

 

The Jim Martin Table has been updated to reflect the final FY 2013 spending bill (H.R. 933) approved by Congress on March 21, 2013. The bill includes a combination of five new appropriations bills and a continuing resolution for the remaining areas. It adheres to the discretionary spending limits for FY 2013 ($1.043 trillion) adopted as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA; P.L. 112-25) and, as such, does not trigger the March 27, 2013 sequester. It does leave the March 1 sequester intact.

The package provides separate appropriations for Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), Defense, Homeland Security, and Military Construction-Veterans Affairs. It includes across-the-board reductions in each of these five divisions as follows: discretionary security programs receive a 0.092% cut (including Homeland Security), nonsecurity discretionary programs in the Agriculture and Military Construction-Veteran Affairs divisions receive a 2.513% cut, and nonsecurity discretionary spending in the CJS division receives a 1.877% cut. For the most part, the remaining programs areas are funded at FY 2012 levels. The Jim Martin Table shows those figures included in the bill for major grant programs as well as the final post-March 1 sequester funding levels.



Jim Martin Table: House Passes CR for Remainder of FY 2013

Jim Martin Table
March 8, 2013

Summary 

 

The Jim Martin Table has been updated to reflect the continuing resolution (CR) passed by the House on March 6, 2013, which would fund federal programs through the remainder of FY 2013. The House CR funds most discretionary programs at FY 2012 levels with a small across-the-board reduction. The across-the-board reductions (0.098% for nonsecurity programs and 0.109% for security programs) would bring total spending down to meet the FY 2013 discretionary funding caps included in the Budget Control Act (BCA). In addition, the House CR funds most mandatory programs at current-law levels. The House CR does not include any provision to reverse the March 1, 2013 sequester. These cuts are calculated by applying the percentage reductions (5.0% for nondefense discretionary programs and 5.1% for nondefense mandatory programs) to FY 2013 funding in place on March 1, 2013 (the first CR). 

 



Jim Martin Table: OMB Announces Final Sequester Percentage Cuts

Jim Martin Table
March 6, 2013

Summary 


The Jim Martin Table has been updated to reflect the final sequestration percentage cuts as reported by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on March 1, 2013. Nondefense discretionary programs covered by the sequester will be cut by 5.0%, and nondefense mandatory programs subject to sequester will be cut by 5.1% in FY 2013. 



Jim Martin Table: CBO Provides New Sequester Estimates

Jim Martin Table
February 25, 2013

Summary 

 

The Jim Martin Table has been updated to reflect new sequestration cut estimates from the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Budget and Economic Outlook for FYs 2013 to 2023. CBO estimates a 5.3% across-the-board cut for domestic discretionary spending and a 5.8% cut for covered mandatory programs. Under the fiscal cliff deal (P.L. 112-240), these cuts are scheduled for March 1, 2013.



Jim Martin Table: President Signs Fiscal Cliff Deal

Jim Martin Table
January 7, 2013

Summary 

 

The Jim Martin Table has been updated to reflect new sequester cut estimates of 5.9% for domestic discretionary spending and  5.7% for covered mandatory programs. The new estimates are based off the fiscal cliff deal (H.R. 8), which reduces the across-the-board cut and delays the sequester until March 1, 2013.