Senate Dem to reintroduce bill with new name after 'My Little Pony' confusion
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Sen. Christopher CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsSenate includes 0M for mail-in voting in coronavirus spending deal Hillicon Valley: Facebook reports huge spike in usage during pandemic | Democrats push for mail-in voting funds in coronavirus stimulus | Trump delays deadline to acquire REAL ID Democrats press for more stimulus funding to boost mail-in voting MORE (D-Del.) will rename a bill he co-sponsored in 2017 after its original title was mistaken for a reference to the TV series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.”

“We had a small My Little Pony mixup last year, so we’ve renamed our bipartisan bill (which we’re reintroducing today) that will help finance our clean energy future,” Coons tweeted Thursday.

In 2017, Coons tweeted that he was “proud to introduce the #MLP Parity Act,” with the acronym referring to master limited partnerships.

However, the acronym “MLP” has also been associated with the animated series, which, in addition to children, has a fanbase of men colloquially called “Bronies.”

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"I'm not sure about My Little Pony, but I can tell you for sure that Sen. Coons is a fan of, and more of an expert on, master limited partnerships," Brian Cunningham, a spokesperson for Coons’s office, told USA Today.

The tweets under the hashtag overwhelmingly refer to the series rather than to master limited partnerships, a business structure that treats investors as partners for tax purposes but allows them to trade ownership stakes like stocks.

The partnerships currently are available primarily to oil and gas companies. The bill, which Coons co-sponsored in 2017 with Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranRand Paul's coronavirus diagnosis sends shockwaves through Senate Sinema criticizes Paul for alleged behavior ahead of coronavirus test results: 'Absolutely irresponsible' Hillicon Valley: Facebook, Twitter dismantle Russian interference campaign targeting African Americans | YouTube to allow ads on coronavirus videos | Trump signs law banning federal funds for Huawei equipment MORE (R-Kan.), Rep. Mike ThompsonCharles (Mike) Michael ThompsonPelosi digs in on impeachment rules fight House votes to temporarily repeal Trump SALT deduction cap On The Money: Pelosi, Trump tout deal on new NAFTA | McConnell says no trade vote until impeachment trial wraps up | Lawmakers push spending deadline to Thursday MORE (D-Calif.) and former Rep. Ted PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeSheila Jackson Lee tops colleagues in House floor speaking days over past decade Senate Dem to reintroduce bill with new name after 'My Little Pony' confusion Texas New Members 2019 MORE (R-Texas), would extend them to renewable energy firms and energy-efficient buildings, according to USA Today.