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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

August Jobs Report: Focus on the Forest, Not the Nearest Tree
September 09, 2020
The first Friday of every month is affectionately known in political circles as “Jobs Friday.” It’s when the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Employment Situation Report – a comprehensive snapshot of labor market conditions in the previous month.  
COVID Spending Accelerates Budget Deterioration
September 03, 2020
This week, the Congressional Budget Office released its much-anticipated update to the 2020 budget baseline. The previous installment from CBO was published in March 2020, just ahead of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the subsequent economic fallout, and prior to enactment of the four pandemic relief bills.  Projected 2020 Deficit is Triple the Original Estimate
Understanding the CBO Baseline
September 02, 2020
Key Takeaways Several times each year, the Congressional Budget Office publishes a baseline – a policy-neutral snapshot of the federal budget meant to inform lawmakers about future trends, such as the sustained imbalance between revenues and spending.  Often, the baseline is used by CBO and Congress to evaluate the budgetary impact of proposed policy changes on future spending, revenues, and deficits.