The Congress has overwhelmingly approved legislation that expands the first-time homebuyer tax credit and extends the net operating loss carryback period. The Act is titled the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, was approved by the Senate 98-0 and the House 403-12 and has as its primary purpose an extension of unemployment insurance benefits for unemployed persons in areas plagued by high unemployment. The Act also contains numerous other tax provisions and revenue offsets. The legislation, H.R. 3548, was signed into law on November 6, 2009, and became public law No. 111-92.