Dirksen bill 73 to 27. ( Senator Goldwater and five fellow Republicans voted no.) For the second time in ten days all 100 senators, including ailing Senator Engle who could [no longer] speak, answered the roll call.
The House followed suit on July 2nd  after only token resistance by Howard Smith [Dem., VA [ chairman of the House Rules Committee]. Among those who voted for the bill on final passage was [ Representative] Charles L. Weltner, a young first-termer from Atlanta, Georgia. Speaking to applauding colleagues, he said: "I shall add my voice to those who seek reasoned and conciliatory adjustment to a new reality." A few hours later President [ Johnson] signed the bill saying: "We have come now to a time of testing." The end of the legislative road was also a beginning.