PolitiFact California Checks Claims By House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy And Assemblyman Travis Allen Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. is pursued by the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. Lauren Victoria Burke / AP Amidst California’s massive wildfire season and concerns of drought, lawmakers have pointed to lack of water storage in the state as a key issue. Last week, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed California hasn’t completed a major water storage project since the 1970s. PolitiFact California Reporter Chris Nichols puts that claim to the test. He also examines Assemblyman Travis Allen’s statement that California has among the highest taxes in the nation.