Isakson said it would be important for both Murray and Hensarling to set a tone for the committee of putting partisanship aside. “If either one or both don’t, it’s going to be very difficult for the committee,” he said…

“Everything has been going as well as anyone could have hoped for,” a senior Democratic aide said on Tuesday. The aide described “a growing sense of trust” between Murray and Hensarling, despite the lack of a face-to-face meeting during the monthlong congressional recess. “It’s refreshing to see the very early seedlings of a true bipartisan process coming together,” the aide said.