Tim Ryan debuts 'album' on Spotify to pitch 2020 platform
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White House hopeful Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanThe Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field Tim Ryan endorses Biden for president Strategists say Warren 'Medicare for All' plan could appeal to centrists MORE (D-Ohio) “dropped an album” Wednesday, outlining platform on issues ranging from health care to climate change and gun control.

“I dropped an album. Really. Listen to my #NewAndBetter Agenda on @Spotify,” the lawmaker tweeted Wednesday, sharing a link to his “album” on the streaming app. 

The agenda contains 7 tracks targeting individual issues, in addition to an intro and outro. For example, on his “Education” track, Ryan explains that he believes American schools should focus on healthy food, vocational training, financial literacy and addressing “the trauma that our kids come to school with.”

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“We want to focus on trauma and informed care, social and emotional learning. We want to make sure there’s a mental health counselor in every school that needs one. We want to make sure that our kids have access to art therapy and music therapy and play therapy,” Ryan said. 

Ryan accuses Sens. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers skeptical of progress on spending deal as wall battle looms Impeachment battle looms over must-pass defense bill 'Saturday Night Live' presents Trump impeachment hearings with 'pizzazz' of soap opera MORE (R-Ky) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy GOP eager for report on alleged FBI surveillance abuse Johnson opens door to subpoenaing whistleblower, Schiff, Bidens MORE (R-S.C.) of blocking “common sense” gun reforms like background checks for gun sales, closing loopholes in gun sales and studying gun violence as a public health issue. Ryan also calls for banning assault weapons.

“The issue around gun violence in the United States is infuriating that we’ve not gotten action on this. As president, I will push hard to get these things done,” Ryan says. 

Ryan also outlines his immigration proposal, calling for securing the southern border “in a modern way with technology,” criticizing the Trump administration for separating migrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border and “losing track” of thousands of unoccupied migrant children.

“What’s happening at the border now is completely unacceptable, abhorrent, inhumane where we’re separating children from their parents and losing track of where the kids are. That is completely unacceptable in the United States.”  

Ryan also addresses climate change, calling on leaders describing “what we’re going to do to reverse climate change in the context of jobs,” citing renewable energy industries like solar energy and electric vehicles.