Brent Budowsky

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Brent Budowsky
Brent J. Budowsky

United States
OccupationWriter, political commentator, journalist
Political partyDemocratic

Brent J. Budowsky (born 1952)[1] is an American political opinion writer and columnist for The Hill.[2][3]


Budowsky attended Seaford High School in Seaford, New York.[4] Budowsky received his Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University. He completed a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law of Catholic University, which included participation in the law program of St Edmund Hall at Oxford University, and an LL.M. from the London School of Economics.[5]


From the mid-1970s to 1990, Budowsky served in senior congressional staff positions including legislative assistant to former Senator Lloyd Bentsen;[6] extensively involved with the Intelligence Identities Protection Act and Intelligence Officers Death Benefits Act, and legislative director to Representative Bill Alexander, then the Chief Deputy Majority Whip.

He is described as liberal.[7][8]


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ Wemple, Eric (29 July 2014). "How The Hill judges beauty". The Washington Post. ProQuest 1550986839.
  3. ^ Goodman, Lee-Ann (1 November 2011). "Rick Perry cites fake Canadian Occupy Toronto quote on campaign trail". The Canadian Press. ProQuest 902113144.
  4. ^ Labinger, Jerry (11 December 1969). "Dem Youths Want a Seat at the Wheel". Newsday. ProQuest 917403905.
  5. ^ "Speaker's Biography, Brent Budowsky". AFLSE Washington, DC: Speaker Series. Alumni and Friends of The London School of Economics in The U.S. June 24, 2009.
  6. ^ Budowsky, Brent (February 21, 2007). "The Libby Trial Is Serious Business". The Washington Post. p. A14. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  7. ^ Heretik, Jack (11 October 2016). "Liberal Activist Told Podesta Clinton Was Lying About Sanders During Primary". The Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  8. ^ Richter, Greg (21 November 2016). "Brent Budowsky: Trump, Dems Could Make 'Deal of Century' on Infrastructure". NewsMax. Retrieved 13 January 2017.

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