By Andrew Restuccia - 03/20/12 06:27 PM EDT
At one point, committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) asked Chu whether he’d give his efforts to control gas prices an “A-,” the same grade he gave to the department’s work on the loan program.
“The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became secretary of Energy, I've been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions,” Chu said.
The Energy secretary, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, is a top target for Republicans as they criticize the administration over soaring gas prices and taxpayer-backed investments in energy projects.
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