House Ethics Committee Approves Waiver for Gifts From Member’s Partner
Posted at 4:16 p.m. on May 15, 2013
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
The House Committee on Ethics has approved a waiver of the financial reporting requirements for any reportable gifts that Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., received from his partner, Mr. Randy Gene Florke.
Freshman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is an openly gay member of Congress. He and his partner have been together since 1992 and have three children. Florke is an author, real estate broker and designer/builder/renovator. He stars in an A&E series My Flipp’n Brother and the owner of the company The Rural Connection.
In other actions, the House Ethics Committee approved a gift disclosure waiver for freshman Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D-Mass., on the occasion of his Dec. 1, 2012, wedding.
In other personal financial disclosure filings, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., amended her last year’s annual report to include a new asset, a vacant lot in Merino, N.Y., valued at $100,001 to $250,000.
In recent stock transaction reports, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., reported his spouse sold $100,001 to $250,000 of W.L. Gore Associates Inc on Nov. 15, 2012. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., reported his spouse and dependent child sold $1,000,001 to $5 million of Ramsey Long Biased Fund LP on April 18. Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., reported he sold $100,0001 to $250,000 of O.M. Group Inc. on May 7.