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Tori Gorman
Policy Director

Tori Gorman is the Policy Director for The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about federal budget issues and their consequences for the future. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH) and Paul Tsongas (D-MA), and former Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson.

Ms. Gorman joined Concord after a 16-year career on Capitol Hill where she held director-level positions advising senior members of the budget, appropriations, and tax writing committees in the House and Senate. Her efforts across the aisle on budget process, entitlement, and tax reforms established her reputation for bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility. Prior to her career in the federal legislative branch, Ms. Gorman was the economist for the Maryland General Assembly.

Ms. Gorman has a B.A. in economics and an M.S. in applied economics and finance from the University of California-Santa Cruz. 

Recent Publications

Revenue Surprise?
October 14, 2021
This week the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published its final monthly budget review for FY 2021. While the Treasury Department will publish the official numbers in its next Monthly Report, CBO’s end-of-year report provides an accurate preview of the final numbers. 
A Compromise of Convenience - Not a Cure
October 07, 2021
With pressure mounting to avoid a default on federal government obligations, Senate leaders Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, agreed to a temporary compromise: Republicans agreed not to filibuster legislation addressing the debt limit and Democrats agreed to a small, $480 billion increase in the statutory debt limit which is expected to be enough to pay the bills through early December.  
Will Debt Limit Chickens Come Home to Roost?
October 01, 2021
Earlier this week, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent her fourth letter to Congress, urging lawmakers “to protect the full faith and credit of the United States by acting [on the debt limit] as soon as possible.” This time, she also gave Congress a specific date: October 18. On this date, Yellen wrote, “we expect Treasury would be left with very limited resources that would be depleted quickly.