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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

Improving Jobs Data May Miss Current Reality
July 02, 2020
After collapsing by 22 million in March and April, 4.8 million workers returned to work in June, according to today’s Employment Situation Report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics - significantly more than the 3-4 million consensus prediction among surveyed economists. This is the second consecutive month of improved job numbers after May’s report showed revised job gains of 2.7 million.
Allocation of COVID-19 Federal Relief Funds
June 25, 2020
Lawmakers in Washington have enacted four laws in response to the coronavirus pandemic totaling $2.4 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office recently published a summary of those measures, including the estimated effects on discretionary and mandatory spending, revenues, and the deficit.
Breaking Down Our Debt
June 18, 2020
On June 9, the United States quietly reached an inauspicious milestone: our nation’s total federal debt surpassed $26 trillion for the first time. Given the dual crises of coronavirus and civil unrest that dominate national headlines, it’s not surprising this transpired with little notice.