House speaker Shap Smith, a Democrat, says the budget being considered for next year is already tight and any cuts from Washington could "upset the apple cart."
The federal budget cuts are due to take effect Friday.
Vermont Public Radio is reporting Vermont will lose an estimated $15 million. Most of cuts will be in education, mental health and environmental programs. As many 1,000 defense related workers could be furloughed.
Smith says that if the cuts go into effect, Smith says it will be hard to fund some of the spending initiatives of Gov. Peter Shumlin, including child care, energy, and Medicaid.