On March 7, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight Chairman Clare McCaskill (D-MO) wrote Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu to request the department provide information on attempts to strengthen oversight over the grant program that awarded a $150 million grant to LG Chem Michigan Inc. McCaskill asked the department to provide a report by March 29 and has said that her newly created Senate oversight committee will make the LG Chem Michigan grant investigation a priority.