Ryan to return to Capitol on Thursday

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanA warning to Ryan’s successor: The Speakership is no cakewalk Republicans divided over legislation protecting Mueller The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE will return to Washington on Thursday to meet with House GOP lawmakers and vote on welfare legislation, a Republican leadership aide said.

The visit by the Wisconsin lawmaker will be his second to the Capitol in as many weeks. He received a hero’s welcome from Republican lawmakers earlier this month when he made his first appearance in the House since Mitt Romney named him as his running mate.

Ryan’s return on Thursday is likely to be his last visit to Capitol Hill before the November election. No House votes are scheduled after Friday until mid-November.

The welfare bill voices the House’s disapproval with an Obama administration move that Republicans say weakens work requirements in the Clinton-era welfare reform law.

Ryan will also attend the weekly House Republican conference meeting in the morning at the Republican National Committee headquarters, the aide said.