The White House statement came shortly after The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump had decided to remove Bannon.
The PLO envoy to Washington praised Donald Trump for his commitment to an endgame rather than perpetuating the process.
The lawmakers said they were "deeply troubled" by President Trump blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville.
Jared Kushner will be part of a delegation that meets with the leaders of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Saudia Arabia and other countries.
The American Jewish Committee criticized a report by the Zionist Organization of America that called on Trump to remove McMaster from his position.
The nearly 50 Republicans and Democrats said that war with Iran is "more imaginable" today than it has been in five years.
The Senate minority leader's backing for the Taylor Force Act all but guarantees its passage.
Amid increasing criticism of Israel's right-wing government from Europe, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made improving ties with African countries a priority.
McCourt, an entrepreneur and attorney, also would serve as ambassador to Monaco.
Israel expressed concerns last month at the terms of a proposed cease-fire in the civil war in southern Syria in part because it left Iranian forces in place.