skip to main content

Sen. Edwin “Jake” Garn

Former Senator for Utah

Garn was a senator from Utah and was a Republican. He served from 1974 to 1992.

Photo of Sen. Edwin “Jake” Garn [R-UT, 1974-1992]


Ideology–Leadership Chart

Garn is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the Senate in 1992 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Garn sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 8, 1992. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Garn was the primary sponsor of 37 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

View All »

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Garn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Government Operations and Politics (19%) Environmental Protection (19%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Water Resources Development (9%) Arts, Culture, Religion (9%) Private Legislation (5%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Garn’s most recently sponsored bills include...

View All » | View Cosponsors »

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1975 to Oct 1992, Garn missed 625 of 7,876 roll call votes, which is 7.9%. This is worse than the median of 4.7% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Oct 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

Show the numbers...

Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: