Jake Garn

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*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
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.

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U.S. Senator, R-UT December 21, 1974 - January 3, 1993 Videos: 119

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate second session of the 102nd Congress adjourned sine die.

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    HR 5087: A bill with respect to veterans' education assistance. HR 2194: A bill to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    S 2880: A bill to authorize appropriations for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the United States…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    SR 337: A resolution to authorize the printing of additional copies of Senate Procedure. HR 5400: A bill to amend title…

  • NASA Space Station Funding

    NASA Space Station Funding

    Senator Jake Garn(R-UT), the ranking Republican member of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that oversees funding for…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

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Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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