Washington, D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is calling for swift passage of bipartisan legislation to fight domestic violence and strengthen the law on stalking.

In a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Klobuchar urged her colleagues to come together and reauthorize the "Violence Against Women Act."

The act, which now awaits a vote on the floor of the Senate, includes Klobuchar's provision to strengthen federal stalking laws and help law enforcement more effectively target high-tech predators.

"I urge my colleagues to come together and take immediate action to pass this bill and provide desperately needed help to victims of these terrible crimes," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

The bill makes important changes to the current law, such as consolidating duplicative programs and provides greater flexibility for communities to use resources for training and assisting victims.