Senate Dem to reintroduce bill with new name after 'My Little Pony' confusion
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Sen. Christopher CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsTrump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand Senate Democrats skipping Pence's border trip GOP chairman introduces bill to force 'comprehensive review' of US-Saudi relationship 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) MoranEpstein charges show Congress must act to protect children from abuse Bottom Line Senate GOP raises concerns about White House stopgap plan to avoid shutdown MORE (R-Kan.), Rep. Mike ThompsonCharles (Mike) Michael ThompsonHere are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment Democrats struggle with repeal of key Trump tax provision House panel approves bills on tax extenders, expanding tax credits MORE (D-Calif.) and former Rep. Ted PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeSenate Dem to reintroduce bill with new name after 'My Little Pony' confusion Texas New Members 2019 Cook shifts two House GOP seats closer to Dem column MORE (R-Texas), would extend them to renewable energy firms and energy-efficient buildings, according to USA Today.