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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

Senate FY 2021 Budget Heads to the House
February 05, 2021
In the wee hours of Friday morning, after more than 14 hours of rapid-fire amendments affectionately (derisively?) referred to as “vote-a-rama,” Senate Democrats finally passed their FY 2021 budget resolution and sent it to the House for its quick approval. This latest action sets up the fast-track process known as reconciliation which Democrats are expected to use to enact President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief and rescue package.
New CBO Economic Projections Support Targeted COVID Relief
February 01, 2021
The Concord Coalition said today that new 10-year economic projections published by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) demonstrate why Congress and the president should be increasingly focused on adopting a COVID-19 relief package that is truly timely, targeted, and temporary.
The Biden COVID Agenda and Reconciliation
January 27, 2021
President Biden has proposed an ambitious 100-day agenda, starting with passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID relief and recovery bill. But in an evenly divided Senate, finding the necessary votes to avoid a legislative filibuster will be difficult as many Republicans appear skeptical of a large package coming so soon on the heels of the $900 billion relief bill enacted just before Christmas. So incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), surprised few when he suggested that Democrats were planning to use reconciliation to enact their agenda.