(This post has been updated.)

To all the barbecue-loving Americans who feel like there’s no one in Washington fighting for them: You’re wrong.

Three Republican congressmen filed with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday an “Americans for BBQ” fundraising committee.

Inexplicably no one from the office of Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas), Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas) or Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) got back to us about this, but generally these joint committees are set up solely for the purpose of co-headlining a fundraiser. And, using a bit of Loop deductive reasoning, perhaps they’ve planned some kind of BBQ-off. Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas City (Missouri not Kansas) each lay claim to having the best.

So maybe the great American debate over regional BBQ will at last be solved by these three brave lawmakers. Or maybe they’ll just pad their campaign coffers. (Yes, the latter.)

Of course BBQ-themed political fundraisers are extremely popular. There were at least six events held last year at D.C.’s Hill Country BBQ restaurant, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s database of political fundraisers. And a quick search for “BBQ” listed dozens and dozens of events, including a South Carolina BBQ dinner last month for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and “Rand Paul’s Barnburner & BBQ” in October 2014.

Makes perfect sense. BBQ is a mess. And so is politics.

(One Loop reader has another idea: Perhaps the congressmen are actually fighting for the right to barbecue. Currently the Environmental Protection Agency is funding a studying on the air pollution created by home barbecues.)