Sen. Tommy Tuberville celebrated the news, calling the funding "crucial" for rural broadband.
But he voted against the 2021 infrastructure bill that established the program he's now touting.
On Tuesday, Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama celebrated the fact that his state will receive $1.4 billion in federal funding to expand access to the internet statewide.
"Broadband is vital for the success of our rural communities and for our entire economy," he wrote.
The wrinkle: nearly two years ago, Tuberville voted against the bill that's providing that money.
On Monday, the White House announced state allocations for more than $42 billion in funding, allowing states to administer grants to develop high-speed internet.
But Tuberville spokesman Steven Stafford argued that the senator simply wants his state to get their "fair share" of federal funding, now that the bill has become law. »