Rod Grams

Rodney Dwight Grams was an American politician and former television news anchor who served in both the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. A local television news anchor, Grams became well-known for working at local Twin Cities station KMSP-TV from 1982 until 1991. He was a member of the Republican Party. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Rod Grams has 408 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1993 House Proceeding as a Republican Representative for Minnesota's 6th district. The year with the most videos was 1995 with 65 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1996 with an average of 3,612 views per program. Most appearances with Spencer Abraham (10), Tim Hutchinson (7), James M. Inhofe (7). Most common tags: Governor, Minnesota, Federal Budget.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Senator, R-MN January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2001 Videos: 312 U.S. Representative, R-MN 6th January 3, 1993 - January 3, 1995 Videos: 96

Recent Appearances

  • Judicial Nominations

    Judicial Nominations

    Former Republican Senators spoke to reporters about the Senate up-or-down votes on judicial nominees. Following their…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    Measures Introduced: Three bills were introduced, as follows: S. 3277-3279. Pages S11789-91 International Fishery Agreement:…

  • Grams Concession Speech

    Grams Concession Speech

    Senator Rod Grams R-Minnesota, conceded to Democrat Mark Dayton for the 2000 Minnesota Senate election.

  • Minnesota Senatorial Debate

    Minnesota Senatorial Debate

    Minnesota incumbent Republican Senator Rod Grams, Democratic candidate Mark Dayton and Independent Party candidate Jim…

  • Minnesota Senatorial Debate

    Minnesota Senatorial Debate

    Four candidates running for the U.S. Senate for the state of Minnesota participated on this debate. Participants include…

  • Minnesota Senatorial Debate

    Minnesota Senatorial Debate

    KARE Television anchor Paul Majors and Tim Russert of NBC’s Meet The Press moderated the Minnesota U.S. Senate debate and…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Past Elections

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