Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn is an American astronaut, politician, and member of the Republican Party, who served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. Garn became the first sitting member of the United States Congress to fly in space when he flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a Payload Specialist during NASA mission STS-51-D . Wikipedia*
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Jake Garn has 122 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 1990 with 24 videos. Most appearances with Orrin Hatch (2), Charles Walker (2), Susan Swain (2). Most common tags: Space, Savings and Loans, U.S. Economy.