“In the past, the way we've gotten out of recessions is by construction workers going back to work,” said Schumer, speaking out of his New York office.

Schumer also pushed for tax breaks to create green jobs, payroll tax deductions and tweaking trade policy to give American companies an advantage.

“We must, we must, we must focus on jobs, or we risk a double-dip recession,” said the senior senator from New York.