Brent Jason Budowsky (born February 19, 1952) is an American political opinion writer and columnist for The Hill.
Budowsky attended Seaford High School in Seaford, New York. 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.
From the mid-1970s to 1990, Budowsky served in senior congressional staff positions including legislative assistant to former Senator Lloyd Bentsen; 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.