Senate Dem to reintroduce bill with new name after 'My Little Pony' confusion
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Sen. Christopher CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsHillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Democrats, voting rights groups pressure Senate to approve mail-in voting resources To safeguard our elections, Democrats and Republicans must work together 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) MoranWatchdog accuses Commerce of holding up 'Sharpiegate' probe report Senate Democrats push federal agencies to combat coronavirus scams and robocalls Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Mayor Quinton Lucas MORE (R-Kan.), Rep. Mike ThompsonCharles (Mike) Michael ThompsonHouse Democrats unveil green tax package The Hill's Coronavirus Report: BIO's Michelle McMurry-Heath says 400 projects started in 16 weeks in biotech firms to fight virus, pandemic unemployment total tops 43 million Gun control group rolls out House endorsements 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.