From the N.Y. Times:
WASHINGTON â€” Dozens of senators who voted to ban the practice of earmarking nevertheless requested nearly $1 billion for pet projects in the spending bill released Tuesday.
… Mr. Thune requested nearly $38.5 million, most of it with his fellow South Dakota senator, Tim Johnson, a Democrat. About $25 million was for construction at military installations.
Asked about the earmarks, Mr. Thune said he supported the projects, but opposed the spending bill.