Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Alabama Gulf coast Thursday to inspect damage and recovery efforts from the BP oil spill, the White House announced Tuesday. 

Biden's visit comes days after the company placed a containment cap on top of the spewing well to halt the flow of oil. BP is now deciding how to permanently stem the tide of oil that has spewed from its well for more than three months. 

First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Florida Gulf coast earlier this month, and Biden toured the region in late June. 

The announcement also comes after President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron met Tuesday at the White House. Following the meeting, Cameron said the two talked "at length" about the maligned company and the spill response. 

Meanwhile, lawmakers in Washington are working to develop legislation that in part deals with tightening regulations in the wake of the spill.