Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), one of the leading House Democrats on healthcare reform, is recovering well from a bout with pneumonia and plans to return to the Hill in June.

The Associated Press reports that Stark was released from the hospital a week ago.

If he does return in June, that would conveniently get him back in the mix as Congress tackles healthcare reform legislation.

You may remember this post from our healthcare reporter, Jeffrey Young, on Stark not being too happy with being sidelined from his work in the Capitol.