From the Document: "The annual defense appropriations bill provides funds for military activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), including pay and benefits of military personnel, operation and maintenance of weapons and facilities, weapons procurement, and research and development, as well as for other purposes. This report is a guide to one of the 13 regular appropriations bills Congress considers each year. It is designed to supplement the information provided by the House and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittees. It summarizes the current legislative status of the bill, which includes its scope, major issues, funding levels, and related legislative activity. The report lists the key congressional research service (CRS) staff relevant to the issues covered and related CRS products."
CRS Report for Congress, RL31005