"It could have a potential chilling effect on all industries," said Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council. "That's a mistake in our view."
"Many certainly would not pay out of their own pockets to go," he said. "Many would be reluctant to request the agency to pay. There will be many that don't go through that process. They don't want to take the time, the work, some don't want the visibility."