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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

CBO Budget and Economic Baseline: The Sleeping Giant Awakens
June 03, 2022
After a lengthy delay, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finally published its much anticipated budget baseline. The dataset is central to the budget and appropriations process, giving lawmakers a snapshot of current trends in spending, revenues, deficits, and debt for the current fiscal year (FY 2022) and the next 10 years (FYs 2023-2032)—information that will guide members of Congress as they make decisions on the 12 annual discretionary spending bills and key legislation affecting revenues and entitlement programs.
Pondering the U.S. Role in Support of Ukraine
May 19, 2022
This week, the House and Senate gave final approval to a $40.1 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill for Ukraine. President Biden is expected to sign it. The measure contains essential security and humanitarian assistance for the war-ravaged nation, replenishes depleted U.S. military weapons stockpiles, and includes funding to support American troops deployed to NATO countries earlier this year. This huge tranche of aid follows $13.6 billion previously allocated for Ukraine in the FY 2022 omnibus appropriations bill.
April Inflation: Still Too High
May 11, 2022
Economists looking for solid clues about the future path of inflation were stymied by Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released this week. Headline inflation for April grew 8.3 percent over the same period a year ago, down only slightly from the 8.5 percent annual rate posted in March. Core inflation, which excludes the volatile food and energy sectors, rose 6.2 percent, down from 6.5 percent the previous month–again, not a meaningful slowdown.