U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI,1) has been nominated by Republican House members as the chamber's next speaker.
Ryan won the nomination via a secret ballot vote of 247 Republicans.
The full House is expected to elect Ryan, who now wants to be referred to as Paul D. Ryan, as speaker on Thursday.
Current House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH,8) resigned unexpectedly last month and will officially leave his post on Friday.
UPDATE 1 (1:56 p.m.): Forty-three House members reportedly opposed Ryan in the vote. The votes came from the House Freedom Caucus, which votes as a block and supported Dan Webster of Florida.
In his short speech after the vote, Ryan thanked Boehner for his service as speaker and then went on to detail his plans to change the chamber and revamp his party.
"Tomorrow, we are turning the page," Ryan said. "We are not going to have a House that looks like it looked the last few years. We are going to move forward. We are going to unify. Our party has lost its vision and we are going to replace it with a vision."