It is somewhat of a surprise to me that the Violence Against Women Act has not caused my facebook news feed to blow up. This bill that looks to protect millions of victims of gender violence has not made the front page of The Times, The Huffington Post, or any other major news medium. As a result, with minimal response, the House Republican leaders brought their version of the bill to the table. Almost to be expected, there is the omission of protections for the LGBTQ community and Native American victims of abuse. Before even reaching the House, the Senate removed the portion of the bill that increased the number of U-Visas available to undocumented immigrants who have been victims of violent crimes.