Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) this evening visits the Capitol for the first time as GOP vice-presidential nominee -- and he can expect to receive a raucous welcome from his fellow House Republicans.

House GOP leaders are holding a brief welcome-back meet-and-greet with Ryan Thursday night in a room just off the Republican side of the House floor. The visit, which was announced via an e-mail to GOP members Thursday afternoon, will take place shortly before the House votes on a short-term government funding resolution.