Here's a story from Monday's (April 6, 2009) Californian:
"Congressman Kevin McCarthy has requested federal funds for a slew of projects in his district despite his recent railing on how "earmarks" make their way into budgets.
McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, said Monday that his comments last month pertained to spending in the controversial 2009 Omnibus Spending Bill that recently became law and that he's never supported a total moratorium on earmarks.
There have been earmark reforms, he said, and so he's seeking a variety of funding as requested by his constituents." Bakersfield.com
Here's a post from McCarthy's website dated 3/25/2008:
"For the 2009 fiscal year, Congressman McCarthy limited his requests to only military and defense related projects in the 22nd District. In addition, earlier this year, Congressman
McCarthy also supported a one-year moratorium for Members making district funding requests so the House of Representatives can revamp and reform the current broken funding process." McCarthy's website