Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is headed back to Iowa.

The House budget committee chairman and former GOP vice presidential nominee will headline the state Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner on April 11 in Cedar Rapids, the party announced Wednesday.

"As our party's nominee in 2012, Paul Ryan brought a tremendous amount of new energy to our ticket," state party chairman A.J. Spiker said in a statement. "As a Congressman he's created a conversation about the budget that most in Washington are unwilling to have, and he's a proven leader armed with solutions to expand opportunity for all Americans."

Ryan also went to Iowa last year for Gov. Terry Branstad's (R) birthday celebration.

The congressman is still entertaining a presidential run. He said recently that he doesn't have designs on becoming House speaker -- another career path that many people see for him.