Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said he's officially in to run for speaker of the House, and he believes the House Republican Conference is "ready to move forward as one united team," reported Politico. Ryan announced his plans in a letter to colleagues. 

The internal party vote for speaker of the House is set for Wednesday, and the vote of the full House is scheduled for Thursday.

Ryan has said he would not give up his time off with his family if he were to win the position. An International Business Times report found that Ryan has voted against legislation that would give federal employees four weeks of paid paternal leave, and has received campaign cash from industry groups that consistently oppose paid family leave.