Sen. Edwin “Jake” Garn

Former Senator from Utah, Republican

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



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)

Enacted Legislation

Garn was the primary sponsor of 28 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Garn sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (21%) Environmental Protection (19%) Government Operations and Politics (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...

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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.

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Primary Sources

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