What's with Paul Ryan's beard?

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) caused a stir this week when he appeared on the floor with post-recess facial hair.

The Hill spoke with a Ryan-insider who gave us the scoop on the former GOP vice-presidential candidate’s scruffy mug.

According to fellow Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy (R), the rugged look serves a purpose in the frigid Cheese State but may not be around much longer.