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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

It’s Infrastructure Week….Again
June 17, 2021
Like the boy who cried wolf, the political media has declared this to be “Infrastructure Week” in the halls of Congress…again. The president has been abroad meeting with leaders of NATO, the EU, the G-7 and Russia, but term sheets are flying around Capitol Hill, so this time must be the real deal, right? Maybe.
Vaccines and Stimulus Payments Boost the Domestic Economy
April 30, 2021
On Thursday, the Department of Commerce released its preliminary estimate of U.S. gross domestic product for the first quarter of 2021. Real GDP grew 1.6 percent over the previous quarter (2020 Q4), fueled by federal stimulus payments and an aggressive vaccination campaign that allowed businesses to relax operating restrictions. 
President Biden’s Ultra-Skinny Budget
April 13, 2021
After a one-week delay, on April 9th, the Biden administration finally released a peek at their FY 2022 budget. In it, the president proposes to spend $1.5 trillion on base (regular) discretionary programs next fiscal year, an increase of $118 billion, or 8.4 percent, over FY 2021 enacted levels.