Sen. Edwin “Jake” Garn

Former Senator from Utah, Republican

Garn, a Republican, was a senator from Utah from 1974 to 1992.


Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Garn sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 1992. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Garn is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

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%) Crime and Law Enforcement (5%) Private Legislation (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

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.

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Primary Sources

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