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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

Please DON'T pass the SALT
April 07, 2020
Before the ink was dry on the $2 trillion CARES Act, the third and largest coronavirus rescue package enacted to date, it was evident that Congress would need to pass another. Over 10 million Americans have filed for unemployment insurance in the last two weeks and millions more are on the way. Janet Yellen, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, said unemployment is already around 13 percent and that the domestic economy will shrink at an annualized rate of 30 percent in the second quarter.
The Role for Fiscal Policy in a Coronavirus Response
March 11, 2020
While public health officials grapple with containing the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the United States, federal lawmakers are discussing emergency measures to help mitigate the associated economic fallout. A federal response is wholly appropriate, but Congress and the administration should carefully craft their policy response to address specific circumstances. Government should refrain from adopting broad-based tax or spending policies with limited short-term value that will exacerbate our nation’s long-term fiscal imbalance.