What this comes down to is this: Congress does not see women's protection from domestic violence as a high priority. There are more important things to argue about. This is not to belittle the country's fiscal problems; obviously those are high on the list and need to be dealt with.
It's trite to say, "everything is connected." It's a phrase that comes up in the context of family and the environment. When the subject is reservation violence, however, that same notion could be rewritten as a blunt question: Docs or cops?