Looking back on our U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner fact-checks

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis, of greets Jodie Mueller of Waukesha at picnic for Republican lawmakers and candidates called the "Chicken Burn" at the home of Bob and Jean Dohnal Aug. 27, 2017. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis, of greets Jodie Mueller of Waukesha at picnic for Republican lawmakers and candidates called the "Chicken Burn" at the home of Bob and Jean Dohnal Aug. 27, 2017. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis, of greets Jodie Mueller of Waukesha at picnic for Republican lawmakers and candidates called the "Chicken Burn" at the home of Bob and Jean Dohnal Aug. 27, 2017. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis, of greets Jodie Mueller of Waukesha at picnic for Republican lawmakers and candidates called the "Chicken Burn" at the home of Bob and Jean Dohnal Aug. 27, 2017. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

With U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner announcing his retirement on Wednesday, we decided to look back on how the Wisconsin Republican fared on the PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter over the years. 

Sensenbrenner was the second-longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the heavily Republican 5th District of Wisconsin since 1978.

Since the birth of PolitiFact in 2007, we’ve fact-checked Sensenbrenner five times. Those fact-checks yielded one rating of True, one Half True, one Mostly False and two False. Here’s a sampling:

March 4, 2014 - Jim Sensenbrenner says under proposed Obama budget, Army would be smaller than before Pearl Harbor .(False)

July 7, 2013 - Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner says it takes 25 years to obtain citizenship legally and just 13 years for illegal immigrants under Senate bill. (Half True)

May 28, 2013 - Girl had to pay $500 federal criminal fine for rescuing woodpecker, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner says. (Mostly False)

April 3, 2013 - Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner says 75 percent of closed air traffic towers are in Republican districts. (False)

Dec. 19, 2011 - GOP Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner says he's done most impeachments in U.S. history. (True)