Openly gay Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is celebrating his 70th birthday Wednesday at home.

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.

After approving a massive health care bill, Congress went into recess and Frank returned to his district, an office staffer told On Top Magazine.

The congressman was seen two weeks ago at the Capitol with his current boyfriend, Jim Ready.

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

Last year, the first authorized biography about the life of America's first openly gay representative to be elected to Congress was publish by Harvard University Press. Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman by Stuart Weisberg was more than 5 years in the making and is based on interviews with more than 150 people.

Happy 70th birthday, Barney Frank!