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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

Gearing up for Gridlock
November 11, 2020
As an eager nation waits for state officials to certify results of the 2020 elections, Congress and the president (both this year’s and next) face a crowded agenda filled with urgent policy deadlines. While some political strategists predict continued gridlock, a number of action-forcing events will require the two branches of government to cooperate or risk economic calamity.  Lawmakers don’t have much time to come together. The first tranche of deadlines arrives in December:
Q3 GDP: Not Yet Back to Normal
October 29, 2020
The federal government released its much-anticipated preliminary estimate of third quarter real GDP this week. The report arrives at a pivotal time in America: on the eve of a hotly contested presidential election where both candidates are aggressively prosecuting their cases for (re)election, in the midst of a tremendous and widespread third spike in coronavirus cases, and after the expiration of essential fiscal policy relief efforts that helped buoy the economy throughout the late spring and summer. What did the report reveal and how should the data be interpreted?
CBO Reports Preliminary Budget Totals for FY 2020
October 14, 2020
Preliminary budgetary results for the 2020 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, have been released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  In the Monthly Budget Review for September, the CBO reports that the unofficial budget deficit for 2020 was $3.1 trillion, an increase of $2.1 trillion or 218 percent over the prior year. The Treasury Department is expected to release its official accounting later this month.