Openly gay Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank was hard at work today when the roving video team approached him to wish him a happy birthday.

At a Capital Hill bank of elevators, TMZ asked if he had received any nice gifts.

“We're not allowed to accept gifts,” Frank, who turns 69 today, joked.

The hard-working congressman currently chairs the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the housing and banking industries. A position he's held since 2007.

Frank is one of only three openly gay representatives in Congress. The other two are openly lesbian Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and newly-elected Jared Polis of Colorado. There are no openly gay senators.

Frank said birthday plans included a romantic dinner with his 39-year-old boyfriend Jim Ready – guess Alec Baldwin is not the only “cougay”!

Happy birthday, big boy!