NY Rep. McCarthy introduced this new bill on June 23, 2011:
Safe Drivers Act of 2011
It's one of the first federal bills that would affect state highway funding if cell phone bans are not enacted.
It's widely accepted that cell phone bans don't work, though, and they might actually make crash risks worse:
HDLI texting bulletin
This is sure to be a continuing saga. What do you think about cell phone bans? (I'm personally on the fence ...)