Sen. Christopher CoonsChris Andrew CoonsSchumer opted for modest rules reform after pushback from moderates Manchin, Sinema join GOP to sink filibuster change for voting bill Democrats' filibuster gambit unravels 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.
Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsSchumer opted for modest rules reform after pushback from moderates Manchin, Sinema join GOP to sink filibuster change for voting bill Democrats' filibuster gambit unravels MORE (@ChrisCoons) June 13, 2019
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.”
"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) MoranEight senators ask Biden to reverse course on Trump-era solar tariffs Senate Republicans call on Biden to lift vaccine mandate for truckers crossing Canadian border Lawmakers remember Bob Dole: 'Bona fide American hero' MORE (R-Kan.), Rep. Mike ThompsonCharles (Mike) Michael ThompsonVirginia Democrat introduces tax credit for electric commercial vehicles House Democrats introduce bill to close existing gun loopholes and prevent mass shootings Giffords group unveils gun violence memorial on National Mall 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.